Get Your Free Audiobook

Kristy's Great Idea

The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 1
Narrated by: Elle Fanning
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

Non-member price: $13.83

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Three decades after The Baby-Sitters Club first rocked our world—like scoring your own phone line, in your room!—the beloved franchise is back to binge (and share) like never before!

In the most exciting news since we first learned of Kristy Thomas’s great idea to start the Baby-Sitters Club, the book series is now available only from Audible as an audio experience with special guest narrator Elle Fanning, the multi-talented actress and fan of BSC.

With endearing characters and enduring storylines filled with lessons of self-discovery, the beauty of true friendship, and the power of youth-led entrepreneurship itself, the BSC has never felt more now. So, whether you’re joining the club for the first time, or the first time in quite a while, spend time with stories that transcend the ages. Gather up the kids—not to mention those nieces, nephews, and neighbors alike—for all the twists, turns, hilarity, and burns of tween life in Stoneybrook, Connecticut!

It all began with a great idea ... and the inspiring original story of The Baby-Sitters Club is back! Kristy Thomas's brilliant business plan gets off to a great start with the help of Claudia Kishi (vice-president), Mary Anne Spier (secretary), and Stacey McGill (treasurer).

©1986 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jill
  • Jill
  • 11-12-2019

Oh the memories

When I was a child, I loved the Babysitters Club books. I devoured them. I read those, along with the Super Specials, Mysteries, Little Sister book, etc. In fact, I still have all of them to this day in paperback. They were such a big part of my love of reading, I could not part with them. So now that they have come out on Audiobook, I had to check them out. As it turns out, I am not too old to enjoy them. It kind of felt like going home again.

Kristy's Great Idea is the book that started it all. Book 1. The beginning of an era for me. In this book, 12 year old Kristy and her 12 year old friends, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey start a babysitting club. They figure out positions, Kristy is the President, Claudia the Vice President, Mary Anne the Secretary, and Stacey the Treasurer.

This book was a quick listen at only 2 hours and 44 minutes. The narrator was good. She is believable as a 12 year old girl.

I am rating this as 5 stars simply because of nostalgia. I recommend these books to all children who enjoy reading about girls in a club, friendship, and babysitting.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sara C
  • Sara C
  • 01-10-2019

brings me back

Yes, I'm a little old to be listening to the babysitters club books lol but I grew up reading the series and I loved it! How could I not check out the release of the audible versions! Cute like I remember them!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennifer Baratta
  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 13-08-2019

I just relived my childhood.

Ella Fanning is an excellent narrator for the series. Babysitter's club is back on Audible.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jill
  • Jill
  • 24-09-2019

Childhood Revisited

I've loved this series since I was a kid. It's so fun to listen to them again!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Steph
  • Steph
  • 18-09-2019

My favorite childhood series is on Audible!

I am so happy this series is on Audible. BSC is what got me into reading at a young age. I’d save up my allowance to buy as many as these book as I could.

The first book still holds up and is a great story for girls to look up to.

I am also amazed at how many things I remembered about the characters and plot line.

My 4 out of 5 rating is that I thought Elle Fanning did speak a tad too fast. But other than that she did get Kristy’s emotional feelings right.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ms P
  • Ms P
  • 29-08-2019

Nostalgia Enters New Gen

I cannot express enough how much I appreciate this series' availability on Audible. I grew up with these books, my Uncle sent me this book and James and the Giant Peach citing them as my cousins' favorite books. I loved the BSC WAY MORE than James and the Giant Peach.

I don't know how I feel about Elle Fanning's reading exactly. She's not horrible. I think it's just that thing where no matter who narrates/reads it never lives up to the construct of your imagination, ya know?

FYI, these books are also available in graphic novel format. So, across the board, this series is finding new audiences and reminding some of what made them fall in love with reading. The best books do that.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Beka B.
  • Beka B.
  • 14-08-2019

Fun

Love how this brings back memories of reading this series when I was in middle school! Can't wait to keep listening!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for GFCFSFMenumaker
  • GFCFSFMenumaker
  • 21-03-2020

I am 10, I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!highly recommend

yay yay yay read it now, awesome seriously just go listing to it! I loved it so so much!!!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kimberly
  • Kimberly
  • 23-09-2019

Nostalgia to the max

Elle Fanning was a superb choice for narrating this late 80s young teen novel. I had forgotten how funny parts of the story could be while also still hitting the mark of getting a tough/touchy topic in.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lindsey
  • Lindsey
  • 16-09-2019

I love this series.

Listening to this book took me back to my childhood where everything was carefree. I can't wait to listen to all of them!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pauline
  • Pauline
  • 13-08-2019

At Last it's here!

I have been waiting for like over 20 years for the books to come out in so sort of audio form, so when I found out that this was on audible a few weeks ago, I was beyond thrilled!

3 people found this helpful