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. I actually reviewed this last year when it was originally released, so go check that out if you’re interested in reading more about the book itself. 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
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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!