How have I still not read this I need to remember that my physical books don‘t have a time limit like library ones 😂, this is now officially my top priority!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I absolutely adored this book. It was such a perfect read. Daisy is an amazing character and takes no shit from anyone. Billy and her chemistry together doing music and just talking was so good. I hope eventually we get to see the songs come to life. I do also highly recommend the audiobook Over the physical because of the format. It‘s formatted in interviews and the audio is so much better.
TW - death, grief, drug use, addiction
Words will never be able to describe how much I loved this book! I laughed, cried, got angry, got stressed, felt relief, and felt happy! I love this story so much! This is incredibly well written and I recommend both, the hard copy and the audiobook, but not at the same time.
I was slightly apprehensive going in to Reid's book. It's not because of the hype, but rather I felt that this would be mostly about the title character with the supporting cast playing backup for her life story. First, let me say that the hype is entirely justified. Second, I have to point out that while this book is about Daisy & Billy, equally important & interesting are their relationships with other band members, family & friends. 👇
CAMILA: It's not my place to say what happened that day. All I will say is that you show up for your friends on their hardest days. And you hold their hands through the roughest parts. Life is about who is holding your hand and, I think, whose hand you commit to holding.
Sunday afternoon situation
This is written as an oral history, which is one of the ways that non-fiction stories are told. Jenkins Reid brilliantly uses this format to frame her narrative in a time where there was no social media to record events. Each character's name precedes their part—everyone is chiming in to tell their account of the events and sometimes their stories contradict.
This story was utterly mesmerizing and totally lived up to all the hype!
Can you like and dislike a book at the same time? I could not get into the physical book, but absolutely loved it when I listened to the #audiobook while I read. The narrators were truly outstanding.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for the audiobook version. Finished 6 hours ahead of tonight‘s irl book club, just in time!
I'm not crying, you're crying.
This was incredible, especially with the full cast audio. I wasn't really interested when I heard about it but after Evelyn Hugo I decided TJR was worth the hype and this seemed a great use of a Libro credit. So many nuanced, difficult, heartbreaking characters. It did not go where you'd assume and I did not side with who I expected to. Graham and Karen Karen were my faves, and everyone felt so real. 💯
I love Netflix documentaries, so I really liked the set-up of Daisy Jones and the Six with each character telling their version of the story of the rise and fall of the biggest (fictional) band of the Seventies. Full of rock and roll, simmering resentments, and slightly different versions of the story, it was a great read.
I am listening to the audiobook while following along in the physical book (the first time I have ever done this!)
I‘m noticing a few differences. For example, the audio version says April 22, not 24th.
I‘m wondering if these types of slight changes (there have also been some missed and added words), are typical for an audiobook? 🧐
After a day of fall clothes 🛍 with Maya and her friend, I am disappearing with this book for a few hours until said friend returns to our house tonight for a sleepover! Made some chai to get me through. 😂📚 ☕️
Have to read this by Monday for book club!
I think this is my favourite book read this year! And as an audiobook? AMAZING! This book shows how audiobooks are meant to be done.
An oral history of Daisy Jones and an upcoming band called The Six, this novel outlines, in interviews, their rise to fame, and their ultimate downfall. With actors like Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer and many more reading, this was an emotion-fed audiobook. It was real, heart wrenching, and just so fun!
Not as incredible as Evelyn Hugo, but still a great read!! I cannot wait to see what this author does next! (Also love the callback to Mick Riva 🖤) ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
Taylor Jenkins Reid manages to capture every nuance of the American rock and roll myth and every line is enthralling: the writing, the producing, the addictions, the lust, the tours, the fame, the jealousy, the heartbreak, the redemption. What will the characters give—and give up—to make great art, or to have great love? All the world loves Daisy. Can she learn to love herself? #audiobook
Man. This groovy audiobook has taken over my life. It was a five month wait to check it out but I won‘t have it long because I‘m obsessed. This is the second audiobook by this author to have this effect on me. Does anyone know Reese Witherspoon? Tell her that if she wants music to go with these lyrics for the TV adaptation for Amazon she should CALL NANCY WILSON ASAP.
I read this, bit just finished it on audio, which I really enjoyed. The cast was pretty great, especially Jennifer Beals as Daisy Jones. Sometimes the male characters blurred together, and Billy Dunne had a random accent, but it was a good listening experience.
Does anyone have another cast of characters audiobook rec?
There's talk of this becoming a miniseries on Amazon and I really hope that happens because I want to head the music so badly!
Let me tell you, being a huge fan of Evelyn Hugo as well as classic rock, I was super pumped for this book. So when I was about twenty pages in a friend accidentally gave a spoiler. I was so upset I had to put it down for a few days. But I picked it back up and pushed through. And while I knew one thing that happened it still was a fantastic read. You can‘t really soil the complicated relationships. I‘m looking forward to seeing the show!
So excited to finally read this.. I have been saving it for months now as a holiday read. But guess what? Bula, Bula! I‘m on holidays, on Fiji time (no hurry, no worry) and I finally get to crack open the pages of this bad boy! 😍📖🌴🌊🍹
I need for there to be a companion album to this audiobook. The hard copy has the lyrics to all the songs in the back, but that‘s not enough for me. I want to listen to this album.
The audiobook is full of a talented cast and as delightful to listen to as everyone says it is.
I was up until 430 finishing off this audiobook last night, and even though I now have 15 minutes to get outta bed, and get my butt out the door for work, im not even mad about it.
Anyone who knows me, knows I fly through my audiobooks, but I seen something special about this so took my time with this one. It might actually be my favourite audiobook ever.... if not ever, then definitely in the top 5. ♥️
This book about the rise of a 1970s rock band was one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to, with a full cast who truly make the story come alive. The interview style of writing allowed for different perspectives on the same event and, combined with the casting, made for a truly believable and engaging story.
Fun audiobook with a really talented voice cast. There wasn‘t anything super special about the story, so I‘m not sure it would have been as enjoyable in print. Because of the interview format, the character development was a bit one-dimensional, but I liked getting the different perspectives.
“Drinking, drugging, sleeping around, it‘s all the same thing.
You have these lines you won‘t cross. But then you cross them. And suddenly you possess the very dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won‘t instantly come to an end.
...And now every time you cross it again, it just gets grayer and grayer until one day you look around and you think, ‘There was a line here once, I think.‘”
Is that not the TRUTH??
Loved this one — and it‘s the rare book that I think I would have felt lukewarm about it in print. The full cast recording does the story of a 1970s band rising to fame and glory to such excellent justice that the characters truly come alive.
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