Ashlynn's Dreams Shorts

Helping Mr. Blairington and Other Misadventures
Narrated by: Kristin Condon
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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”I will reiterate that the young lady is unusually brilliant, highly opinionated, very compassionate, and brave to a fault.” (Dr. Carla M. Wittier, Jillian’s Old Shrink Lady)

”She’s not afraid to set all wrongs to right.” (Jimmy Denson, best friend)

”You spend enough time in conversation with Jillian and she’ll have you talking with a Southern accent, drinking some berry flavored tea, and fighting the urge to dig up worms to go fishing.” (Danielle Matheson, former babysitter/current friend)

Now meet Jillian Blairington in some of the adventures and misadventures that pre-date the events of Ashlynn’s Dreams.

Contents:

”Helping Mr. Blairington” ”It Wasn’t the Old Daddy’s Day” ”I Caught the Clothes-Stealing Wretch” ”JJ and Jimmy Take on Crazy Nick” ”Chester M. Norrington and the Devil Boy” ”Beachside Invitation” ”Frightening the Flight Ladies” ”Dumpster Diving” ”Exploring Mr. Kremel’s Creepy Old Place”

©2014 Julie C. Gilbert (P)2014 Julie C. Gilbert

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Delightful

What a wonderful way to keep children occupied during long winter months. The narrator brings Jilly to life in such a believable way, I am sure I would have been enthralled as a child. Audible books bring a new dimension to any story, but this is one of the best I have heard.

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Excellent children short stories

This is a book for older children, ones that dont need to see pictures and can use their imagination. It was a delightful listen.

With multiple short stories (each one being a chapter long) that you can listen to all at once or one at a time.

The narrator did a great job on the voices. She gave Ashlynn such a unique voice.

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving am honest review.

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I loved the narrator

I loved this style of writing and the narration was just amazing. great story for kids.

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More Context Needed

The actual book Ashlynn's dreams seems interesting so I checked this one out. Probably woulda been better I'd I read the full book first, would have made a ton more sense. Can't blame the book for my mistake though!

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Entertaining

Now this was real good and l recommend it, the narrator's voice was cute and the sayings were too!
Just so you know, the first minute or two sound wishy washy but the voice improves dramatically after that into a real good story telling of a child going through real life situations.

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good

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was an excellent book

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this short little book gives a BIG handful of who Jillian is. Loving and Helpful!

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book made me love Jillian even more, but still haven't decided on a favorite, they all have so many layers!

Have you listened to any of Kristin Condon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Kristin did awesome here as always. I sometimes forget that only one person is doing the reading.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As always Julie leaves me laughing and crying. This particular book led to more laughs as Jillian goes about her life.

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Cute short about a young southern girl

What did you love best about Ashlynn's Dreams Shorts?

The young girl's similes. She had some very interesting ones and the voice was very defined.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, the little girl, she had a unique voice.

Have you listened to any of Kristin Condon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Good vivid imagination of how a divorce affects a young child, very in depth of the child's thoughts during it.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was good, but she was too fast in narrative, especially the first few chapters. She's using a good southern voice with a good drawl, but she talks too fast for it. People in a south talk a lot slower overall, and with the vocabulary in the south, they kind of need to, because a few spots were hard to follow the narrator because she spoke them a little too fast.

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  • mani
  • 08-09-19

Ashlynn's Dreams Shorts

This is a short audio book that's long enough to keep the children's attention. My little one listened to it in one sitting and loved it.

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  • MeDi
  • 08-09-19

Ashlynn's Dreams

Very nice and clean audio book made for young children. I listened it with my young niece.

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  • miss
  • 04-30-20

fantastic

love the short stories from the young girls perspective. another fantastic audiobook from the pen of Julie C Gilbert and narrated by Kirsten Condon xxxxx

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  • Mercy Griffin
  • 06-04-19

A Highly Entertaining Book of Short Stories

This book tells short stories about a funny, brave and smart girl named Jillian. Julie Gilbert successfully provided great insights into the life and the mind of Jillian and this book is a good introduction for the Ashlynn's Dreams book.

The narration was perfect. Kristin Condon's voice was nice to listen to.

All in all, I am looking forward for more books from both the author and the narrator.