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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
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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 Elle Fanning, the multi-talented actress and fan of BSC, performing the first five stories.  

When Kristy Thomas has the great idea to form a baby-sitters club - a chance to earn money and spend time with her friends, all while doing something they each love to do - she has no idea how much the club will change everything. 

Crank calls, uncontrollable toddlers, wild pets, untruthful clients...running a business is hard work! Kristy and her co-founders, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey, are sure they can handle anything. But only if they stick together....

The best friends you'll ever have - with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Alyssa
  • 11-09-2019

Nostalgia

I read this series as a girl and this just took me back to those summer days floating in my mom’s pool reading without a care in the world.

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  • 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.

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  • Numba1mommy03
  • 25-08-2019

the book that started my love of reading in AUDIO!

the book that started it all!! love it, nostalgia at it's best, and wonderfully narrated!

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  • 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!

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