I know I’m late to the game on this one and there’s nothing left to add, reviewwise. The book is entertaining and overflowing with life. It’s gloriously human. It’s going to be a 12-part limited series in the next year or so. We all know and we all love it.
Nonetheless, I feel the need to hold up my lighter as Graham Dunne strums the intro chords and Daisy saunters up the mic and Karen Karen hits those atmospheric keys. Also, Warren is there! Oh, Warren.
Since everyone has heard of this book by now, I will tailor my review to some of the specifics I liked about the audiobook version. First, Jennifer Beals as the titular Daisy Jones. Flashdance predates me by a few months but I’ve always been a fan of hers based on her short stints of various tv shows. Her voice is PERFECT for a timeless and perennially sexy artist like Daisy Jones. Billy Dunne is voiced by Pablo Schrieber (Liev’s half-brother). He is solid as the creative, bossy main man of the Six. I have to admit I only pictured Billy Crudup’s Almost Famous character, Russell Hammond, when I pictured Billy. Judy Greer voices one of the main characters, keyboardist Karen Karen, and I love both her and her voice work. Benjamin Bratt finishes off the top four as Billy’s younger brother Graham.
If there’s a drawback to the book, I think it’s the lyrics. They’re a little hokey to me, although reading lyrics out loud without music is sort of an unfair way to judge. I’m looking forward to the soundtrack for the upcoming show starring Riley Keough.
I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed this as much in prose form – listen to the audiobook!