Daisy Jones & The Six A novel

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Sound recording - 2019

"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. Another band getting noticed is The Six, 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 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"--

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Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Sagas
Audiobooks
Published
[Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape [2019]
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Item Description
Title from container.
Disc 8 includes a PDF of song lyrics from the book.
Physical Description
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN
9781984845313
1984845314
Main Author
Taylor Jenkins Reid (author)
Other Authors
Jennifer Beals (narrator), Benjamin Bratt, 1963-, Judy Greer, 1975-, Robinne Lee, 1974-, Pablo Schreiber
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Only in the 1970s could a lead vocalist in head-to-toe denim be considered a rock-and-roll sex symbol. But there are a lot of things about Billy Dunne's success that are unexpected—like his sobriety and his commitment to his family. A little more predictable is the impact that wild-child Daisy Jones has on Billy and the other five members of "The Six" when she joins the band on their second album. The "Behind the Music"-style interviews that make up this tribute to a fictitious band lend themselves perfectly to a full-cast recording—each narrator telling his or her piece of the story in his or her own voice. Jennifer Beals is captivating as the raspy Daisy Jones, older and wiser—but refreshingly not apologetic. Pablo Schreiber gives a heartfelt performance as conflicted front-man Billy Dunne. And Judy Greer gives a little bounce to the narrative by reinforcing keyboardist Karen's light and laid back POV. Even readers who grabbed a print copy of this book when it was picked for Reese Witherspoon's Book Club will want to listen to this innovative interpretation. As a bonus, the last track on the audiobook is an instrumental version of the group's breakout hit, "Honeycomb." Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Only in the 1970s could a lead vocalist in head-to-toe denim be considered a rock-and-roll sex symbol. But there are a lot of things about Billy Dunne?s success that are unexpected?like his sobriety and his commitment to his family. A little more predictable is the impact that wild-child Daisy Jones has on Billy and the other five members of ?The Six? when she joins the band on their second album. The ?Behind the Music?-style interviews that make up this tribute to a fictitious band lend themselves perfectly to a full-cast recording?each narrator telling his or her piece of the story in his or her own voice. Jennifer Beals is captivating as the raspy Daisy Jones, older and wiser?but refreshingly not apologetic. Pablo Schreiber gives a heartfelt performance as conflicted front-man Billy Dunne. And Judy Greer gives a little bounce to the narrative by reinforcing keyboardist Karen?s light and laid back POV. Even readers who grabbed a print copy of this book when it was picked for Reese Witherspoon?s Book Club will want to listen to this innovative interpretation. As a bonus, the last track on the audiobook is an instrumental version of the group?s breakout hit, ?Honeycomb.? Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Reid's (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) groovy fictional documentary charts the ascent and flameout of a star-crossed 1970s rock band. Affording listeners the ultimate backstage pass, the format of this "oral history"—snippets compiled from interviews recorded four decades after the heyday of Daisy Jones & the Six—sets the stage for an outstanding full-cast presentation featuring 21 talented narrators. Jennifer Beals as mercurial party girl Daisy and Pablo Schreiber as recovering addict Billy Dunne convey angst beneath a photogenic veneer as brilliant vocalists/songwriters who, pressured into collaborating, generate magic onstage and tumult everywhere else. Judy Greer and Benjamin Bratt deliver engaging viewpoints from undervalued keyboardist "Karen Karen" and Billy's mellower brother Graham. Reid overlays sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll with aspiration and the yearning to connect, vividly depicting not only the rush of a crowd-pleasing performance but also the prerequisite creative toil and emotional cost unseen by the public. VERDICT Music fans will be captivated, as will readers of character-driven fiction, not to mention the audience acknowledged in Daisy's Grammy speech—"all of you out there hung up on somebody or something"—that is, most listeners. Enthusiastically recommended. ["For music lovers, romance fans, and anyone who wants to feel invincible with youth, intoxicated by music, and a powerful longing for days gone by": LJ 3/19 review of the Random hc.]—Linda Sappenfield, Round Rock P.L., TX Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.&;I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.&;&;Reese Witherspoon (Reese&;s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)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 &;n&; 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.Includes a PDF of song lyrics from the bookCast List: Daisy Jones, read by Jennifer Beals             Billy Dunne, read by Pablo Schreiber Graham Dunne, read by Benjamin Bratt Eddie Loving, read by Fred Berman Warren Rhodes, read by Ari Fliakos Karen Karen, read by Judy Greer Camila Dunne, read by January LaVoy Simone Jackson, read by Robinne Lee Narrator / Author, read by Julia Whelan Jim Blades, read by Jonathan Davis Rod Reyes, read by Henry Leyva Artie Snyder, read by Oliver Wyman Elaine Chang, read by Nancy Wu Freddie Mendoza, read by P.J. Ochlan Nick Harris, read by Arthur Bishop Jonah Berg, read by Holter Graham Greg McGuinness, read by Brendan Wayne Pete Loving, read by Pete Larkin Wyatt Stone, read by Alex Jenkins Reid Hank Allen, read by Robert Petkoff Opal Cunningham, read by Sara ArringtonPraise for Daisy Jones & The Six&;Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you&;ll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts, and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself.&;&;HelloGiggles&;Reid&;s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.&;&;Nylon&;Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock &;n&; roll in the 1960s and &;70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book&;s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw.&;&;Publishers Weekly (starred review)