Then There Were Five : The Melendy Family

  • by Elizabeth Enright
  • Narrated by Pamela Dillman
  • Series: The Melendy Family
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With Father in Washington and Cuffy away visiting a sick cousin, almost anything might happen to the Melendys left behind at the Four-Story Mistake. In the Melendy family, adventures are inevitable: Mr. Titus and the catfish; the villainy of the DeLacey brothers; Rush's composition of Opus Three; Mona's first rhubarb pie and all the canning; Randy's arrowhead; the auction and fair for the Red Cross. But best of all is the friendship with Mark Herron which begins with a scrap-collection mission and comes to a grand climax on Oliver's birthday. Here is Elizabeth Enright's story of a long and glorious summer in the country with the Melendy family.


What the Critics Say

"Elizabeth Enright has a quick eye for the unexpected, the amusing and the beautiful in what might just be ordinary experiences." (The New York Times)
"Elizabeth Enright's children are so real they seem to step right out of the pages to become one's closest friends. Don't miss them." (Chicago Sunday Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

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Bad wording

Father was in the office he told the Melndie children that Mark might not want to be adopted and then the children got excited so I think you should have said all adopt Mark if you wants to.
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- Sheila


Wonderful, complex characters; and fun and engaging dialogue that rings true. My children (aged 5-12) and I were all spellbound. Every book in this series is quality. The narration is also excellent, very smooth and unique for each character without being ridiculous or distracting.

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- fullnest

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2004
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.