If you couldn’t get enough of the 70s rock vibe in the Daisy Jones and the Six novel, or need something to read after binge-watching the Amazon Prime series, we can help!
Daisy Jones and the Six Book Summary
This novel chronicles the meteoric rise of a fictional, iconic 1970s rock band – The Six – and their heedlessly beautiful lead singer, Daisy Jones.
With Daisy Jones, Taylor Jenkins Reid created the perfect behind-the-scenes look at the music industry and how it affects musicians’ relationships – both within the band and with others. While some handle it well and find performing an escape, others fall into dark phases using alcohol and drugs as their retreat.
The story is told through a series of “behind the music” style interviews that will make you feel like you are right there with them in the hard-partying, 70s music scene. As you hear from each band member, the story of these complex characters unfolds, ultimately revealing the mystery behind the band’s infamous breakup.
Daisy Jones and the Six Audiobook
Even if you aren’t normally an audiobook fan, this one is a must LISTEN. Each member of the band is read by a different narrator, which fits perfectly with the rockumentary, interview style of the novel. The Daisy Jones and The Six audiobook cast includes Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and Pablo Schreiber.
Books Similar to Daisy Jones and the Six
Our book list includes more fabulous fictional novels and memoirs of real musicians. If you want to immerse yourself even further in the era, we also have a full list of books set in the 1970s.
Was The Six a Real Band?
In case you’re wondering if this is an actual band, or are the songs in Daisy Jones and The Six real, the answer is no – the characters, as well as the songs referenced, are all works of fiction. However, Taylor Jenkins Reid has revealed in interviews that she was inspired by Fleetwood Mac, their Rumors album, and the love story between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
Daisy Jones and The Six TV Show
Actress and fellow book lover Reese Witherspoon chose this novel as her Reese’s Book Club pick in 2019. Even before the book hit store shelves, Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, acquired the rights for a TV series adaptation.
While we typically subscribe to the notion that the book is always better (a belief we hold so firmly that we’ve put on stickers and tote bags), we also know that Hello Sunshine typically does justice to the books she selects far better than most adaptations! This is thanks in part to her collaborations with the authors. Taylor Jenkins Reid herself served as the executive producer for the series, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Listen to Daisy Jones and The Six Songs
The audiobook has a bonus instrumental track of the song “Honeycomb,” as well as a downloadable PDF with the lyrics to several of the fictional band’s songs, but fans have been wanting more! Fortunately, thanks to the TV adaptation, we can now hear the band! The Daisy Jones and The Six Aurora album is now available on vinyl, or you can stream it on Spotify.
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