Laural Merlington

Laural Merlington began working in regional theater at the age of seventeen. For over thirty years, she has acted on stage, and, for over twenty, she has narrated and directed more than two hundred audiobooks. An Audie nominee, she has received several Earphones Awards. In addition to her theater and voice-over career, she also teaches college in Michigan, her home state.

  • No One is Here Except All of Us

    By Ramona Ausubel

    Read by Laural Merlington

    A beguiling, imaginative and inspiring story that marks the arrival of a major new literary talent.

    "Merlington enhances Ausubel's deft character development by employing an equally subtle touch to vocally define personalities. She skillfully allows the author's lyrical prose to deliver all necessary drama and emotion. Listeners who embrace this unconventional story will be treated to a unique experience that lingers long after the work ends." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • Jubilee

    By Patricia Reilly Giff

    Read by Laural Merlington

    A tender story about a girl who stopped speaking long ago, and how she finds her voice.

    "Giff pens an emotionally sweet, heartfelt novel of not only friendship but also longing and hope as Jubilee carves her own path...A poignant tale of family, friendship, and inner courage. A wonderful addition to middle grade collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Afterglow

    By Catherine Coulter

    Read by Laural Merlington

    Opposites attract in this funny, romantic romp from bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

    "Catherine Coulter delivers." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Released Tue May 21 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Cardinal Rules

    By Barbara Delinsky

    Read by Laural Merlington

    Rules are made to be broken in this classic romance by bestselling author Barbara Delinsky.

    "Narrator Laural Merlington conveys Corrine's driven personality, soulful confusion, and moments of sultriness as she finds herself torn between her fear of relationships and her increasing attraction to Cory....Merlington's pacing fully captures his developing affection and physical attraction to Corrine - and the growing intimacy in their interactions." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Dec 04 00:00:00 UTC 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • Fever

    By Elizabeth Lowell

    Read by Laural Merlington

    A sweet yet powerful love story from the New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Lowell.

    Released Wed May 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • The Ninja Librarians

    By Jen Swann Downey

    Read by Laural Merlington

    Sword in the Stacks

    The Ninja Librarians are back in action to protect those whose words have gotten them in trouble.

    "The incorporation of historical information feels organic to the narrative, so readers will absorb facts without being pulled out of the story. The dialogue, especially Marcus’, is snappy, and the plot moves without pause, making this a fun, charming read." - School Library Journal

    Released Wed Jun 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Sweet Wind, Wild Wind

    By Elizabeth Lowell

    Read by Laural Merlington

    His rejection turned her love into scorn, but now he will stop at nothing to win her back...

    “The first hardcover edition of this early Lowell novel embodies the author’s love of the west, as she explains in a letter to her readers, making Sweet Wind, Wild Wind a must for her many fans.” - Booklist

    Released Tue Jul 08 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Sea Gypsy

    By Fern Michaels

    Read by Laural Merlington

    Cathy can run away from her problems...but can she hide from love?

    "Fern Michaels shines." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • A Muddied Murder

    By Wendy Tyson

    Read by Laural Merlington

    A star attorney leaves the city to run her family’s organic farm and winds up knee-deep in murder.

    "Tyson gives us an evocative sense of place, a bit of romance, and dimensional characters with interesting backstories. Readers are left looking forward to the next book in the series and hankering for organic mushroom tartlets." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Sep 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Door by the Staircase

    By Katherine Marsh

    Read by Laural Merlington

    Mary is adopted by mysterious Madame Z and in her new life begins to uncover scary secrets.

    “…lovers of Harry Potter, and fans of dark fairy tales will appreciate this adventure.” - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 05 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Bitter Harvest

    By Wendy Tyson

    Read by Laural Merlington

    The 2nd book of the Greenhouse Mysteries finds more trouble brewing for Megan in sleepy Winsome, PA.

    "Tyson's first-rate second Greenhouse mystery (after 2016's A Muddied Murder) stars big-city lawyer turned small-town organic farmer Megan Sawyer, a kind, intelligent, and spirited woman with great integrity. In short, she's the sort of person cozy readers warm to and root for." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue Mar 07 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Hanukkah Bear

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Illustrated by Eric A. Kimmel

    Read by Laural Merlington

    When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Brayna mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

    "Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Hanukkah Bear

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

    Read by Laural Merlington

    When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Branya mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

    "Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...the new acrylic paintings by Wohnoutka have a warm, mirthful quality...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • What the Moon Said

    By Gayle Rosengren

    Read by Laural Merlington

    A city family turned farmers during the Great Depression, are trying to stay positive in hard times

    "Laural Merlington performs this lovely, heartrending story of love, superstition, and determination to persevere in the face of bad luck and difficult days. The audiobook is perfect for preteen listeners, and adults will be charmed as well." - AudioFIle

    Released Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged