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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Enright Narrator: Pamela Dillman Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Melendy Quartet Series Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9781593163006
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Following up on the classic children’s novel The Saturdays, Elizabeth Enright continues the engaging tale of the Melendys family—Mona, Rush, Randy, Oliver, Father, and Cuffy, the housekeeper—and their move from an old brownstone in New York City to a charming house in the country. Called the Four-Story Mistake for its odd look and confused architectural history, the house offers the Melendys wonderful quirks and surprises. And though they are disappointed about leaving the city, the four children soon become absorbed in the adventures of the country, discovering the many hidden attractions that the Four-Story Mistake has to offer! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon RE | 2/15/2014

    " Nice book with lots of small adventures one and after the other and many interesting and likeable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/7/2014

    " We loved The Saturdays so much we listened to the second book about the Melendys on the return trip and loved it, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenna. | 2/2/2014

    " Gah! My mother borrowed this from the library for me when I was in like forth grade because she loved it as a child and wanted me to read it. Usually those books that "she loved as a child" were weird, but she got me the book on CD, so I listened to it. Very good ! I remember it being kinda different, kinda reminds me of Cheaper By the Dozen I really liked it, my little fourth grade self :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 1/31/2014

    " Stellar narration of one of my favorite books. I'm so glad that the Enright books are so available, still. I love all the characters in this book, and I especially love Enright's ability to turn a phrase. Her firefly-spangled nights ring gloriously true. One feels just how cold the brook water is, when Rush plunges in. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/25/2014

    " Another book in the "Saturday's" quartet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/24/2014

    " I find that I just love the Melendys and wish I'd found these books as a child - I would have loved them. Although they were written in the early 1940's, they don't really seem dated at all. I loved the country house and adventures, but was so sorry to see them leave NYC. When I was a little girl, I dreamed of living at the Plaza, just like Eloise, so I wish they'd stayed at the city house and just gone to the country in the summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 1/22/2014

    " I just re-read this by listening to it on tape. I had forgotten just how much I liked the Melendy family. As an only child, I loved reading about a family full of children who had fun together. As a suburb dweller in the West, I liked to read about living in the woods in the Northeast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/21/2014

    " The second humorous book in the Melendy family series. The four children adjust to life in the country in their house called The Four-Story Mistake. Their father spends time writing and lecturing away from home often. Cuffy, their housekeeper and nanny, gives them structure and discipline. Mona, Rush, Miranda (Randy) and Oliver discover new interests and hobbies as they explore their new surroundings. They dance, act, play fabulous piano and gather moths. They become friends with many differing personalities, make mistakes and learn important lessons. A delightful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/15/2014

    " Elizabeth Enright is a lovely, talented writer, and all of her Melendy books are timeless. Honestly, I enjoy The Saturdays most of all, but The Four Story Mistake isn't far behind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 1/2/2014

    " I'm continuing to love the Melendy family - I definitely recommend the audio versions! Classics that deserve to stick around for a good long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 12/31/2013

    " One of the best children series I have ever read. I highly recommend it for all. This is number two in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/26/2013

    " My girls and I fell in love with the sweet stories of the Melendy family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 12/20/2013

    " Bought this one because we enjoyed the first in this seiries so much. This one is about change as the family moves. Siblings growing and helping eachother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie | 12/17/2013

    " This would have been one of those books I would have adored if I'd read it as a kid, and read over and over again, wishing that I lived in a three storey house with a cupola on top that had a hidden cellar and boarded up room... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Klein | 1/18/2013

    " I adored the Melendy books madly when I was growing up, and they stay in my mind as wonderful adventures of the kind every kid wants to have: a big family, a house hiding (friendly) mysteries, countryside to ramble in, puzzles to figure out. THE PENDERWICKS is probably the closest modern equivalent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynley | 1/4/2013

    " I read this quite some time ago, however, I remember loving it! The perfect book for Middle school age kids who like a good mystery or adventure! It was very well written, as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qt | 1/2/2013

    " Another absolutely charming and delightful Melendy book :-) I really love Elizabeth Enright's writing and how she makes everyday details so special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirin Elliott | 8/18/2012

    " reliving my childhood...the first book I fell in love with! For young readers, dated but wonderfully timeless. I will have to finish the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 7/19/2012

    " I loved this books as a kid and it was fun to share it chapter by chapter with the children I babysit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecilia | 5/26/2012

    " I learned that sometimes when you really don't want to move you like the next house better so basicly I learned don't judge something before you have seen it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/6/2012

    " Another of my childhood favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 12/23/2011

    " My mom found this book and a few others that I used to read over and over again as a child. Can't wait to read them again and see what I think now. Best gift she could have given me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 9/10/2011

    " I read these books as a kid and somehow managed to remember enough about them to track them down. Aside from inflation & WWII, these books are so timeless and inspiring. Love!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/5/2011

    " The Melendy family moves from their beloved home in the city to a house in the county. You explore the new home and all it's wonders with them, not to mention meet new people along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/17/2011

    " Loved it! I read this when I was about 12, almost as old as the oldest girl in the story. I've read it since and still love it. It's an old book but a good one. Great read for kids 8 - 10, both boys and girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/22/2010

    " One of my favorite books from my childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 4/12/2010

    " the second melendy book. it's lovely, but i wish i'd read these as a kid, because then i suspect i would feel a heartfelt connection to them which i'm just not getting as an adult reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirin | 10/23/2009

    " reliving my childhood...the first book I fell in love with! For young readers, dated but wonderfully timeless. I will have to finish the series! "

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