I typically like to share audiobooks that are less well-known or popular. But this month, I’m going with an audiobook that everyone (except me) was talking about last year. I did read the book – I actually had an ARC of it, so I read it before the audiobook was available anyway – but there’s a very specific reason I didn’t listen to the audiobook: I don’t really enjoy audiobooks with more than one narrator, and this one had a full cast. BUT when I had to reread it for my book club this month, I decided to give the audiobook a chance. So here’s the audiobook that made me regret ever saying I don’t really like full cast audiobooks:
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, Pablo Schreiber, and a full cast
9 hours and 3 minutes
Daisy Jones & The Six is about a rock band in the sixties and seventies, their rise to fame, and what led to their breakup. You can read the review I wrote when I first read Daisy Jones. Today, I’m going to talk about the audiobook, because it honestly is something truly special, and a great addition to the book.
What makes this audiobook so unique, though is actually how the book is formatted. It’s told through a series of interviews given years later. So the fact that each character is narrated by a different actor really lends itself to this particular format. It felt more like a documentary podcast than an audiobook. All of the narrators did a brilliant job. This audiobook obviously has an A-list cast, but also some seasoned audiobook narrators like Julia Whelan.
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It was a fantastic way to reread the audiobook, and I’m so glad I gave it a shot. If, like me, you’re not a big fan of full-cast audiobooks, you might still like this one. And if you do enjoy listening to full-cast audiobooks, this is a must
If you have a favorite audiobook, share it in the comments – I’m always looking for good audiobook recommendations. Are there any books with multiple narrators you think I might like?
Check out my favorite audiobooks of 2019 if you missed it!