Audible, the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment recently announced it will release all 131 titles in Ann M. Martin’s blockbuster middle-grade series, The Baby-sitters Club.
The first five stories in the collection are performed by Elle Fanning (Teen Spirit, Super 8, Maleficent) with the remaining volumes individually read by a cast of actresses including Brittany Pressley, Ali Ahn, Emily Bauer, Lauren Fortgang, Bahni Turpin, Erin Moon, Stephany Einstein, and Vanessa Johansson. For the first time ever, these important stories that celebrate friendship and young female entrepreneurship will be performed as Audible books, enabling fans to keep these delightfully fun and remarkably empowering adventures in their ears while going about their daily routines, and offering a fresh take on these beloved classics from a group of wonderful actresses. All 131 titles will be available exclusively from Audible on August 13, and are available to preorder now at audible.com/bsc.
Elle Fanning commented: “The fierce friendships and babysitting adventures of The Baby-Sitters Club have been so much fun to perform. It has been such an exciting and new experience for me to bring this entrepreneurial squad to life as Audible books. People can now relive these coming-of-age stories in a whole new way or enjoy them for the very first time.”
“I’m thrilled to see that the readership for The Baby-sitters Club continues to grow after all these years,” said Martin. “And I’m grateful and honored to hear from fans—young and old—who have supported the series with such affection, love and nostalgia for all things BSC. I’m excited that Audible will bring the books to life in a new format for the next generation.”
Diana Dapito, Audible SVP of Content, commented, “Ann M. Martin’s iconic stories of enterprising young women bonded by friendship have entertained, inspired, and empowered generations. We’re delighted to bring this beloved series to life in a new way for listeners all over the world and introduce Kristy, Claudia, and the rest of the gang to audiences of all ages.”