Dawn and the Impossible Three

The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 5
Narrated by: Elle Fanning
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 5
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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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!

As the newest member of the BSC, Dawn is eager to prove herself. So when a big job comes along, she jumps at the chance to show everyone what she's made of. The Barretts are even more challenging than Dawn expected. The house is a mess, Mrs. Barrett is unreliable, and the kids are out of control. Dawn knows she's a great baby-sitter, but this is impossible! She only knows one thing for sure—a member of the BSC never gives up!

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

©1987 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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About the Creator

Ann M. Martin is the author of the beloved The Baby-Sitters Club series, one of the most successful series in publishing history with over 176 million copies in print worldwide and was adapted into a TV series, a feature film, and prompted girls around the world to start their own baby-sitters clubs. The New York Times hailed Martin as "a genius in communicating with girls…[she] gets children to read." Time magazine praised the The Baby-Sitters Club series calling it, “must-read literature for preteen girls.” Her other acclaimed novels include the A Corner of the Universe which won a Newbery Honor, A Dog’s Life, Belle Teal, as well as the Main Street and The Doll People series. Martin has also collaborated on other novels including P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger. She lives in upstate New York.

About the Performer

In 2013, Elle Fanning was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance in Sally Potter’s film Ginger & Rosa. She played Sleeping Beauty opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent, which earned over $750M in worldwide box office. She starred in Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams, and Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2016, Elle played the lead in Nic Refn’s horror thriller Neon Demon, which premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. She also starred in Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women and Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era crime drama, Live by Night. In 2017, she starred opposite Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell in The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola. She starred in I Think We’re Alone Now for director Reed Morano, opposite Peter Dinklage. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. She co-starred with Ben Foster in Galveston, directed by Melanie Laurent and written by Nic Pizzolatto. She starred in the musical Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Elle will reprise her role as Sleeping Beauty in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. She’ll be seen in All the Bright Places, in which she both stars and produces. The film is directed by Brett Haley and based on the novel by Jennifer Niven. She finished shooting Sally Potter’s film Molly (2020) opposite Javier Bardem. She is in production on the Hulu limited series The Great (2020) for showrunner Tony McNamara (The Favourite). Elle stars as Catherine the Great and also executive produces.

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Awesome relive your childhood

Ella Fanning is an amazing narrator for the series. This book was great. On to book 6

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Dawn is the newest member of the BSC

I am on a quest to revisit my childhood reading favorites. 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 books, 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 The Baby-sitters Club. It kind of feels like going home again.

Dawn and the Impossible 3 is book 5 in the Baby-sitters Club series. In this book, Dawn is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. Dawn immediately gets a regular client but it may prove to be too much for her. The client is mother who is in the process of a divorce and has 3 kids. The mom is stressed out, scatterbrained, and disorganized. Her house is an absolute mess every time Dawn goes to babysit. The mom forgets to mention important information as she is running out the door and she leaves incorrect phone numbers to reach her. In addition to all of that, the mom has drama with the kids' father that puts the BSC in bad situations. All in all, it is a recipe for disaster. Can Dawn handle it? Read it and find out.

This book is a quick listen and is only 3 hours and 6 minutes. The narrator does a good job.

I still love the nostalgia and am ready to listen to book 6!

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Another great entry

A lot of Dawn's lines I found hilarious, yelling at the Weatherman, something a lot of us can relate to, and so on. For her last narrating the series, the narrator does another fine job. Often it jumps from POV to POV, though not often. Shame only the first 131 books in this series are on here for now.

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  • Pauline
  • 08-14-19

Sitting here in tears!

I used to have these books, well, most of them as a little girl, until my mum stopped me collecting the rest of the series. I have a load on my audible and have listened to 5 and a half so far. I finally realised just now that I have a part of my childhood back and the thought made the tears start!

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