Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Source: Libby App
Publisher: Random House, Cornerstone Digital
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction
Narrator: Sara Arrington, Jennifer Beals, Arthur Bishop, Fred Berman, Benjamin Bratt, Jonathan Davis, Ari Fliakos, Holter Graham, Judy Greer, January LaVoy, Robinne Lee, Peter Larkin, Henry Leyva, P.J. Ochlan, Robert Petkoff, Alex Reid, Pablo Schreibet, Brendan Wayne, Julia Wayne, Julia Wehelan, Nancy Wu, Oliver Wyman
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes
Publication Date: 5th March 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now. They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently. The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed. Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.”
My Thoughts & Review
I enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Everlyn Hugo and had heard so many great things about this book so I thought it was time to give it ago. It wasn’t a planned read but it came up as an available newly added audiobook on Libby so I couldn’t not.
So, I’ve now read the book, well listened to the book and I really don’t know what to say. Honestly, I can’t see what all the hype was about. This book didn’t wow me like I was hoping but at the same time it wasn’t all that bad. It was just a “meh” kind of read for me.
Now don’t get me wrong I can definitely see why people loved this book so much but personally I felt the story line was missing something. I felt it got a tiny bit repetitive in places, especially when it to some of the actions and behaviours from some of the characters. Also, I thought the storyline was a bit predictable. I did work out what would happen next before it actually happened.
Having had time to process my thoughts, I feel like I couldn’t personally connect with the characters or the story and I didn’t really care for either. This is definitely not the fault of the author but think it was just my own personal preference.
All in all, a well written book, and a storyline that is interesting to many, but just not for me, and because of this I’m splitting my rating straight down the middle.
I still recommend you give this one ago, especially as so many others have loved this book. I also highly recommend you try the audiobook, as it is narrated by a full cast or narrators who have done such a wonderful job.
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.
Happy Reading Everyone!!!