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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,754 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: January 1941 ISBN: 9781593162993
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Meet the Melendys!

Mona, the eldest, is thirteen. She has decided to become an actress and can recite poetry at the drop of a hat. Rush is twelve and a bit mischievous. Miranda is ten and a half. She loves dancing and painting pictures. Oliver is the youngest. At six, he is a calm and thoughtful person. They all live with their father, who is a writer, and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, who takes on the many roles of nurse, cook, substitute mother, grandmother, and aunt.

Elizabeth Enright’s Melendy Quartet captures the lively adventures of this wonderful family as they move from the city to the country!
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 2/17/2014

    " This was the very first novel I ever read and I've remembered it always. And that was many many years ago! Happy to realize that I can still get it for my granddaughters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 2/13/2014

    " A story about a motherless family of 4 kids, who have their own adventures through their creativity and sometimes through their mistakes. The reason I loved this series and why I really liked reading it outloud to my kids was because these kids are good, smart, creative kids. They had their sibling squables, but they were always polite and had good manners. Their faults were recognized and admitted too and sometimes improved upon. They aren't your sugar coated, unrealistically perfect kids found in some books, but they aren't your whiney, bratty teenagers found in others. These books were just fun to read aloud because they were enjoyable real, but good characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/4/2014

    " We started listening to this on a day trip to Tacoma and enjoyed it immensely. The audiobooks for this series is available on Overdrive through our library and I was able to download them straight onto my Iphone and mac, which was awesome. This story is set in New York City during WWII and the following three books are set in the country around the same time. I prefer the books set in the country, but still really enjoyed this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 1/21/2014

    " We LOVED this book. Listened to it as an audio book from TN to NY. The girls loved the characters and wanted to listen to every single minute of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 1/3/2014

    " This was one of my most favorite books when I was in Elementary School. I still can remember my 2nd grade teacher reading to us. I couldn't wait for reading circle! When I was a library aide I recommended this book to many young children in the hopes that they would get as much enjoyment out of it as I did as a young child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 1/1/2014

    " Somehow I never read this as a kid... It's a decent kids book with lots of highjinks. The best part is that it shows a glimpse of life in NYC in the 1940s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 12/18/2013

    " Adorable. I loved the characters in this book! They each had such a personality and it was fun to experience their adventures. "

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

    " What a fun book! It's not a Harry Potter-type book with an intense plot that we can't bear to put down, but it was just really enjoyable to read together. The last scene at the beach made me want to live there, especially in a lighthouse. We've loved every book we've read from Elizabeth Enright. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan Bellamy | 12/15/2013

    " Part of a wonderful childrens' series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shallowreader VaVeros | 12/6/2013

    " This charming book written in the early 1940s has aged gracefully. The stories of the four Melendy children's Saturday adventures in New York City are delightful. Life in a big city can be exciting for young children. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Loofbourrow | 11/24/2013

    " A {MOST} delightful children's book ... I recently read it and absolutely {loved} it! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 11/16/2013

    " Delightful and highly recommended for kids. Follow with The Four-Story Mistake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JulieK | 9/28/2013

    " I read my mom's childhood copy of this about a zillion times as a kid. Just read it again and it's still great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 9/26/2013

    " The style of this book reminds me of other kid's books I read that were written in the 40s. The writing isn't that great and the book was written more like short stories than one fluid book. It was on a list of top children's books-though not in my book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellyk | 9/23/2013

    " This book is one of my all time favorites. I must have read it 20 times as a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/22/2013

    " It grew on me, but not enough to continue with the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 10/8/2012

    " Elizabeth Enright has the ability to bring out the beauty and dazzling in what might usually be considered ordinary experiences and circumstances. The first of a quartet and good, relaxing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 12/19/2011

    " The first book in the "Melendy Family" series by Elizabeth Enright. It's my least favorite out of all four books, but still good non-the-less. :) It's a good beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Gunderson | 10/21/2011

    " A kid's book in the tradition of "Mixed-Up Files". Great. There are three others in the series and they're all en route thanks to eBay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 9/27/2011

    " A quick jaunt down memory lane. This book is one of the reasons I always wanted to see New York. When I was young I loved it. Still charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimbrely | 5/23/2011

    " A good read for children. Fun to read aloud. Enright published in the 1940s and its just plain family friendly which is a big selling point for me. I have read several of Enright's books aloud and we have liked them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/18/2011

    " Every now and then I like to read some children's books. This is a sweet story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/17/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book...and my 5 year old daughter graciously put up with my reading it to her. The rich vocabulary and 60 years of age made it a bit of a challenge for my modern child, but we persevered. I highly recommend it as a read-a-loud, but maybe for a slightly older child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/8/2011

    " Cute story. As it's a kids book it's not long but it is enjoyable all the same! I recommend listening to it via the podcast Kayray Reads to You on iTunes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 5/2/2011

    " A recommendation from Colleen Graham. This book was pleasant in every way. A great antidote to dystopia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/1/2011

    " Although Samuel would disagree, I liked The Saturdays even more than Ginger Pye. Lots of adventure and an abundance of character development/ growing pains. Both Samuel and Joey think Isaac, the dog, should be on the cover with the children. We look forward to reading more of the Melendy family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/28/2011

    " What a fun book! It's not a Harry Potter-type book with an intense plot that we can't bear to put down, but it was just really enjoyable to read together. The last scene at the beach made me want to live there, especially in a lighthouse. We've loved every book we've read from Elizabeth Enright. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 2/28/2011

    " A {MOST} delightful children's book ... I recently read it and absolutely {loved} it! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/27/2010

    " One of my favorite books as a kid...Emma liked it, but wasn't a super-fan like me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garret | 8/13/2010

    " The audible edition is brilliantly read by Pamela Dillman. My whole family, my 10 yo son and my wife all loved this one. "

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