Daisy Jones is a bored, rich girl who is too pretty and too talented for her own good. Billy Dunne is a natural talent who starts a band with his brother called The Six. Individual they both do well for themselves, but together as the group Daisy Jones and the Six, they are electric. Naturally, as a rock n roll band in the 70s, the group members of this band struggle with ego, alcohol, drugs, promiscuity, and complex relationship within and outside of the band.
The format of the book is interesting. The story is told via interviews with band members, producers, managers much later in life. There is a question of how much we should trust their recollections knowing that they are recalling memories from a time when many of them were often drunk, high, or both. The format takes some time to get used to with constant shifts in narrator and tone, but author Taylor Jenkins Reid does a wonderful job of maintaining individual tone and points of view for each of the recurring characters.
If you are a fan of audiobooks, this is definitely one to listen two. The voice cast is unreal. Judy Greer, Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Blatt, and Pablo Schreiber are just a few of the wonderful actors who bring their skills to this tale. And it definitely helps to hear different voices regularly to keep track of who is who.
By the end of this book you will wish that the musicians and the music they make were real, but you’ll have to settle for Fleetwood Mac.