Daisy Jones & the Six

Version: Unabridged
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrator: Jennifer Beals , Benjamin Bratt
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: March 2019
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

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 book

Cast 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 Arrington

Praise 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)

Reviews (15)

Written by Mary D. on November 7th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Best book I’ve read this year!! Love it.

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Written by Melissa B. on October 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Incredible story & incredibly written! Loved the varying narrators!

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Written by Jennifer B. on October 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love the way this book had you questioning whether it was a true story and narration of a bands tale.

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Written by Anonymous on August 31st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was not what I was expecting at all. Daisy is obnoxious and thinks no rule applies to her simply because she’s privileged, rich, and everyone calls her beautiful. She decides she wants a MARRIED man she can’t have and their working relationship is romanticized as love? I swear every time I had to read about Daisy and Billy longing for each other while singing into one another’s eyes onstage I wanted to throw my phone. This was nothing but a bunch of adults bickering like petulant children and nothing else. I don’t understand the hype for this story. It makes me even more leery of ratings by the masses. If this is what passes as great literature or great storytelling now, I’m concerned.

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Written by Virginia F. on August 23rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I agree with Kathy L

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Written by Janet G. on August 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a great story, I listened straight through!

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Written by Christina U. on July 15th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this book! It reads like a documentary- I thought for the first few chapters it was a true story! Obsessed with the story and these characters!!

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Written by Jeanette F. on June 22nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was the best book I have listened.

Written by Margie C. on June 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow! I sat in my car the last 15 mins I could not stop listening! I had to hear the ending. And then I was sad it was over. I loved the narration of this book so much!

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Written by Tiffany B. on June 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book and the narrators. Was sad when it ended!!

Author Details

Author Details

Reid, Taylor Jenkins

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an essayist and novelist living in Los Angeles and the acclaimed author of "Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, "and "Forever, Interrupted". Before becoming a writer, she worked in entertainment and education.