Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel / Taylor Jenkins Reid.
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- ISBN: 9781984845306
- ISBN: 1984845306
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 07 min., 32 sec.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2019.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Read by Judy Greer, Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt and Pablo Schreiber.
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)
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Library Journal Review
Daisy Jones and the Six : A Novel
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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 Â© Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.