TITLE: Daisy Jones & The Six
AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid
GENRES: Historical Fiction, Contemporary
LENGTH: 9hrs 4mins
PUBLISHED: March 5th 2019
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
“No matter who you choose to go down the road with, you’re gonna get hurt. That’s just the nature of caring about someone. No matter who you love, they will break your heart along the way.”
Wow, just wow. It’s been eight hours since I finished Daisy Jones & The Six audiobook and I still can’t put my thoughts together and piece back my heart. My brains are going “piiiiiiiiiip”, just a flat line.
First of all, I still couldn’t believe that this is a totally fictional book. That there isn’t a band called Daisy Jones & The Six. Yes, when I started it I was fully aware it is fictional. But it’s so well written that it could 100% be a true biography of a true band. (I may or may not have been doing some stubborn googling a while ago).
From the very start of this book you get sucked into their lives and you keep your fingers crossed that everything will work out for every one of them. And if you are a romantic like me, you will be rooting for some certain romances just so you don’t get hit right trough your heart.
All the characters feel so real. So much that it actually made me go crazy with google. They tell the bands story all in their own way, in the way everything happened to them. They all are very different from each others but yet still very much the same. Like a family.
I highly recommend reading this as an audiobook. I’m 100% sure I got all the feelings way deeper than I would have felt them if I’d read the physical book. The narrators (full cast!) are so spectacular in their job! They live through their characters story. All of them put so much emotions to every single line in their character’s parts. It felt like they were right there in front of you, talking with you. Like you were the interviewer sitting across from them.
All in all I loved this book! It was emotional in every way and felt so true. I don’t usually read books like this but Daisy Jones & The Six made me want to read more.