The Saturdays : The Melendy Family

  • by Elizabeth Enright
  • Narrated by Pamela Dillman
  • Series: The Melendy Family
  • 4 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The four Melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn but comfortable brownstone in New York City. There's thirteen-year-old Mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-year-old Randy who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six-years-old. Tired of wasting Saturdays doing nothing but wishing for larger allowances, the four Melendys jump at Randy's idea to start the Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club (I.S.A.A.C.). If they pool their resources and take turns spending the whole amount, they can each have at least one memorable Saturday afternoon of their own. Before long, I.S.A.A.C. is in operation and every Saturday is definitely one to remember.
Written more than half a century ago, The Saturdays unfolds with all the ripe details of a specific place and period but remains a winning, timeless tale.


What the Critics Say

"Enright has a quick eye for the unexpected, the amusing, and the beautiful in what might be just ordinary experiences." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent for children and adults

My family and I loved this book. I have a 10 year old son and a six year old daughter. We listen to audiobooks in the car, and some of them make us want to keep driving--this was one of them. It captivated both of my children with the humorous adventures of the Melendy children. We will download the next one in the series immediately!
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- Dale

Excellent for all ages!

Our whole family (kids 6 & 8) enjoyed this! It made travelling fun! (better than videos) Highly recommend - wish all the Melendy stories were available.
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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2004
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.