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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,
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Audiobook, Unabridged, 10 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Random House Audio
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Lindsay Pelkey It's a book. It's not a woman's book or a man's book. It's a story, and those who are interested in it can read it.
Sheri I can’t believe you haven’t heard of them!! They redefined the 70s music scene!!!

(No, not a real band.)
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Emma Giordano
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row.

CW: substance abuse/addiction, abortion

Set in the mid sixties – late seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six transports readers to the most iconic age of rock n’ roll. The atmosphere and story
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Emily May
I know many people loved this book, and it's not as if I don't see why, but this choice of narration just really didn't work for me. I found Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo absolutely riveting from the very first chapter, but I thought the decision to write this book entirely in interview transcripts made it really boring and emotionless.

Daisy Jones & The Six is essentially a band documentary transcript. I'm sure most of you have seen a band documentary before. Former band members,
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
IS THIS AS GOOD AS THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO?

That was my main question when I picked up this book. Sadly, no.

There was a lot of potential but I felt like the story wasn't flesh out enough. I highly recommend listening to this one as an audiobook due to the format (interviews).

Reminded me a bit of A Star Is Born, but maybe less tragic and with a very confident main female character. The characters were definitely attaching but I felt like there should have been more. 300 pages of
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Hannah
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will never stop crying

Check out my book review!: https://youtu.be/pJvJi3HVzf0
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Video review - https://youtu.be/w9617uq7Kk0?t=752

I AM SO EMOTIONAL
jessica
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
i finally got my hands on the audio of this and it is everything i thought it would be - the authenticity, the intrigue, the drama, the rock n’ roll, the emotion. this is a masterpiece and the six are the life and soul of this story. i CANNOT wait for the day when their songs become streamable on spotify.

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there has been some sort of mistake. this book is labelled as fiction, but that cant be right. there is no way these people arent real and nothing you
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Mackenzi
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone else furious that the songs in the book aren't actual songs you can stream right now CAUSE I AM.
Nilufer Ozmekik
Felt like I watched an amazing documentary while I’m reading an exhilarating book. It’s an unforgettable ride with full of not much sex, but too much drugs and rock&roll.
I love the lyrics, especially “ Impossible woman”, “ Regret me” and “ Turn it off” and of course “ A hope like you”!
Welcome to the 70’s world with the rising of a rock band, smashing egos of group members, emotional turmoils, pain of creativity and performing!
I loved the forbidden love story. I love all the characters, they
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Christine Riccio
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this! The audio book was fabulous.
Kayla Dawn
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Apparently I read a different book than everyone else. Or maybe my brain just thinks it's funny to make me hate hyped books idk.

This didn't touch me whatsoever. I was bored and the story and some actions of the characters felt repetitive to the point that I skipped some paragraphs. Everything was so predictable and dialogues even felt pretentious sometimes. Trying to be meaningful while actually being pseudo deep (like 80% of tumblr u know?).

Sure, this had some great quotes and some funny bits
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Chloe
3rd read: april - june 2019 (physical)
5 stars
yep this is my third time reading this book. i just adore it with my whole heart. this time i physically read it and annotated it, and it was everything.

2nd read: 29-31 march 2019 (audiobook)
5 stars
UGH I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS BOOK

1st read: 14-15 march 2019 (audiobook)
5 stars

cw: drug use, alcoholism, addiction, abortion
Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
NEW UPDATED REVIEW.....
I already expressed LOVING this novel: REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVING IT.....about a fictional rock band in the 1970’s - their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene - eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world.

Taylor Jenkins Reid is not a novice author. Her other five books:
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”,
“One True Loves”,
“Maybe in Another Life”,
“After I Do”,
“Forever, Interrupted”,
Are ‘all’ genuinely - emotionally - passionate books that
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I listened to the audiobook and I gotta say, Taylor Jenkins Reid has knocked it out of the park again. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH. This audiobook was one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to and I am SO GLAD that I decided to take in the story that way. It was narrated by a full cast and I just about died when my girl Judy Greer started speaking in my ear as the voice of Karen Karen. Seriously y'all, so fucking good. I WILL SAY, the reason I'm giving this a 4 and not a 5 is because the book as ...more
lucie
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THIS IS A FICTION AND THESE PEOPLE DON'T EXIST.
Matthew
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think if I had read a physical copy of this book it would have been 4 stars. But, the audiobook presentation is 5 stars, no doubt! The full cast experience as though it all really happened was riveting. I was reminded of VH1 Behind the Music.


Another thing I was reminded of was A Star Is Born. The chemistry between the characters and the battles against self destruction are strong themes in both. If you are a fan of that movie, I think you will find a lot to enjoy here.



Speaking of characters -
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megs_bookrack
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 1970's was an amazing decade for music. The rock genre took the world by storm, selling out arenas and gathering heretofore unheard of crowds of obsessed fans.

Groups such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, and Queen were living large with lifestyles infused with sex, drugs and rock and roll.

This novel is the fictional profile of one such band, Daisy Jones & the Six.



Told via a highly creative interview format, Daisy Jones & The Six is an exceptional example of that
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Julie
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication.

Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll! I mean, that’s what the seventies were all about, man!! Right?

Taylor Jenkins Reid has done an admirable job of creating the atmosphere and mindset of the seventies and the rock bands that were catapulted to success beyond their wildest dreams.

From their humble incarnation to their mega-stardom, to their slide down into relative obscurity, the author takes us on a journey back to
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karen
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-from-work
oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION 2019! what will happen?

#ReadWithMC review round-up: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a...

I used to care when men called me difficult. I really did. Then I stopped. This way is better.

this is a breeeeezy zip of a book. it’s written in a gossipy, fragmented way, using snippets of “behind the music”-style interviews to chronicle the rise and fall; the relationships, adventures, and misadventures of a fictional 70s rock band
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Cindy Pham
Taylor Jenkins Reid's strength lies in her ability to write realistic characters and relationships and take you through a whole life journey. This book has all the elements that we love about Evelyn Hugo: a unique storytelling format, a life story, a notorious historical setting, an iconic main character, a tumultuous and very human relationship, etc. It's the same formula, but switched with different variables, and therefore I think how much you resonate with those variables depends on personal ...more
monica kim
i love karen with my whole entire heart.

Aug 10, 2019 update:
I talk more about why I didn't love this one in my recent reads video here: youtu.be/bM5Wh7rpwSQ
But honestly, I just really struggled to particularly care or connect with most of the characters, and the ending was How I Met Your Mother-level bad.

But I still love Karen.
Elena
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is a girl that desperately wants to connect. But there’s no one in her life who is truly interested in who she is, especially not her parents. And it really breaks her. But it is also how she grows up to become an icon.


And that is what this is, a story about a girl who wanted to connect with the world and have anyone out there willing to spare some time out to listen to her, listen to every word she had to let out. It's a story about a girl who grew up to be an icon, an inspiration,
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Liz
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Is there anyone in their 60s or older that doesn’t see the cover for this book, read the summary and doesn’t immediately think of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac?

Reid does a great job capturing that sense of stardom; the sex, drugs and rock n roll.

I love how this book is written, as if it is a history of an actual band, as if it’s a compilation of interviews with everyone involved. It was wild to see how different things said or done were misinterpreted or remembered differently by others. I
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Melanie
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

DNF @ 22%

“I love you as much as I’m willing to love anybody.”

I can’t believe I’m DNFing a Taylor Jenkins Reid book. She wrote one of my favorites books of all time, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, that means more to me than I have words to even begin to express. But this? This was just boring, and crude, and told in such a bad format. It’s like mini interviews if you will, where multiple people are talking, but
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KAS
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We love broken, beautiful people. And it doesn’t get much more obviously broken and classically beautiful than Daisy Jones.

I so connected to this book as it took me back to my teen years of the 1970’s in which music, specifically rock n roll, played a huge part.

My now husband and I were always traveling to big concert events in our late teens. One of the most memorable was on July 30, 1978, where we stood in the sweltering heat just feet from the stage listening to the awesome band, Fleetwood
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✨ A ✨
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOK FOR FULL EXPERIENCE
This was the most perfect audiobook I've ever listened to. These narrator's deserve Oscars. Seriously. The acting was on another level of brilliance. The narrator's made an effort to bring TJR's characters to life. So to speak.

I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.


If you want to get the full experience I highly recommend the audiobook. The main reason this was so good in audio was because this book is written in an
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Chelsea Humphrey
I'm realizing now that I'm one of those folks in the minority when it comes to TJR and her most recent books. I fell in love with her contemporary romance novels years ago, but have found that I struggle with her historical fiction, which is strange because it seems these are the stories that have catapulted her into mainstream fiction! Uber Fame Level-Achieved! Here's the thing, it must be more a case of my not being as interested in and compatible with the story content, because her writing ...more
Angelica
Have you ever felt like there were two versions a book out there. There's the version everyone you know read. The one with the raving reviews. The one that everyone loved. Then there is the version you read. The one that is underwhelming and dry and was nothing at all like what you expected it to be. Have you ever felt that? Because I feel that sometimes.

This is one such time.


Seriously though, did I read the same book as everyone else?

I was hoping beyond all hope that this would be my first
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PorshaJo
Rating 4.25

I've been fighting this author for some odd, un-explainable reason. But now, I can admit it. I'm a Taylor Jenkins Reid fan. Every time I would see one of her books I'd say 'oh, she's not for me'. People are raving about one of her books and I'd say 'those books are nothing that I like'. Due to the Travelling Sisters group, I joined in and read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I kinda thought 'oh I know I'm not going to like it' but I really enjoyed that one. It felt like such a
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emma
As someone who is a big fan of oral histories of pop culture things, and as someone who gives a rousing “sign me the hell up” to Taylor Jenkins Reid writing about historical Hollywood in any way: This book is a dream.

When I am not reading books, I spend a lot of my time reading in-depth articles. Sometimes these are on subjects I have little to no outside interest in: rich people bickering over preschool traditions, incels getting plastic surgery, whether Taylor Swift’s Fourth of July parties
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Larry H
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story."

I am a gigantic music fan. I was in a band in high school and college, and sing almost everywhere. As much as I love music and lyrics, I'm equally as fascinated by those who make the music and what inspires them to write the songs they do, not to mention the stories of connection and tension and dissension among band members."

This obsession was one of the myriad reasons I couldn't wait to get my hands on Taylor Jenkins Reid's newest
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I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”
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