Audiobooks Narrated by Laural Merlington

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  1. It Happened One Summer: A Novel Audiobook It Happened One Summer: A Novel
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  3. Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Audiobook Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life
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  4. The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World Audiobook The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World
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  5. The Dictionary of Lost Words Audiobook The Dictionary of Lost Words
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  6. The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close Audiobook The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close
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  7. Arsenic and Adobo Audiobook Arsenic and Adobo
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  8. The Cabinet Audiobook The Cabinet
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  9. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
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Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty Audiobook

Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty

Author: Heather E. Bullock, Lawrence M. Eppard, Mark Robert Rank Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: March 2022

Few topics have as many myths, stereotypes, and misperceptions surrounding them as that of poverty in America. The poor have been badly misunderstood since the beginnings of the country, with the rhetoric only ratcheting up in recent times. Our current era of fake news, alternative facts, and media partisanship has led to a breeding ground for all types of myths and misinformation to gain traction and legitimacy. Poorly Understood is the first book to systematically address and confront many of the most widespread myths pertaining to poverty. Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard, and Heather E. Bullock powerfully demonstrate that the realities of poverty are much different than the myths. The idealized image of American society is one of abundant opportunities, with hard work being rewarded by economic prosperity. But what if this picture is wrong? What if the reasons for poverty are largely beyond the control of individuals? These are much more disturbing realities to consider because they call into question the very core of America's identity. Armed with the latest research, Poorly Understood not only challenges the myths of poverty and inequality, but it explains why these myths continue to exist, providing an innovative blueprint for how the nation can move forward to effectively alleviate American poverty.

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One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America Audiobook

One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America

Author: Nancy Foner Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: February 2022

The impact of immigrants over the past half century has become so much a part of everyday life in the United States that we sometimes fail to see it. This deeply researched book by one of America's leading immigration scholars tells the story of how immigrants are fundamentally changing this country. An astonishing number of immigrants and their children-nearly eighty-six million people-now live in the United States. Together, they have transformed the American experience in profound and far-reaching ways that go to the heart of the country's identity and institutions. Unprecedented in scope, One Quarter of the Nation traces how immigration has reconfigured America's racial order-and, importantly, how Americans perceive race-and played a pivotal role in reshaping electoral politics and party alignments. It discusses how immigrants have rejuvenated our urban centers as well as some far-flung rural communities, and examines how they have strengthened the economy, fueling the growth of old industries and spurring the formation of new ones. This wide-ranging book demonstrates how immigration has touched virtually every facet of American culture, from the music we dance to and the food we eat to the films we watch and books we read.

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Spontaneous Human Combustion Audiobook

Spontaneous Human Combustion

In this new collection, Richard Thomas has crafted fourteen stories that push the boundaries of dark fiction in an intoxicating, piercing blend of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Equally provocative and profound, each story is masterfully woven with transgressive themes that burrow beneath the skin. - A poker game yields a strange prize that haunts one man, his game of chance now turned into a life-or-death coin flip. - A set of twins find they have mysterious new powers when an asteroid crashes in a field near their house and the decisions they make create an uneasy balance. - A fantasy world is filled with one man's desire to feel whole again, finally finding love, only to have the shocking truth of his life exposed in an appalling twist. - A father and son work slave labor in a brave new world run by aliens and mount a rebellion that may end up freeing them all. - A clown takes off his make-up in a gloomy basement to reveal something more horrifying under the white, tacky skin. Powerful and haunting, Thomas's transportive collection dares you to examine what lies in the darkest, most twisted corners of human existence and not be transformed by what you find. A foreword by Brian Evenson is included.

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Batter Off Dead Audiobook

Batter Off Dead

Author: Maddie Day Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: February 2022

In South Lick, Indiana, fine foods and classic cookware can be found at Robbie Jordan's Pans 'N Pancakes. Unfortunately, her country store also seems to stock up on murder . . . Robbie and her new husband Abe O'Neill are enjoying a summer evening in the park with fellow townsfolk excited for some Friday night fireworks. In attendance are senior residents from Jupiter Springs Assisted Living, including Roy Bird, father to South Lick's very own Police Lieutenant Buck Bird. Despite his blindness, Roy is a member of his group home's knitting circle, spending quality time with some lovely ladies. But when the lightshow ends, one of the knitters who sat with Roy is found dead, a puncture wound in her neck. The poor woman's death echoes that of Buck's mother and Roy's wife-an unsolved homicide. To help find the killer, Robbie's going to have to untangle the knotty relationships deep in the victim's past . . .

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Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away Audiobook

Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away

Author: Ann Hagedorn Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: January 2022

This must-listen book tells the chilling story of an American-born Soviet spy in the atom bomb project in World War II, perfect for fans of The Americans. George Koval was born in Iowa. In 1932, his parents, Russian Jews who had emigrated because of anti-Semitism, decided to return home to live out their socialist ideals. George, who was as committed to socialism as they were, went with them. There, he was recruited by the Soviet Army as a spy and returned to the US in 1940. A gifted science student, he enrolled at Columbia University, where he knew scientists soon to join the Manhattan Project, America's atom bomb program. After being drafted into the US Army, George used his scientific background and connections to secure an assignment at a site where plutonium and uranium were produced to fuel the atom bomb. There, and later in a second top-secret location, he had full access to all facilities, and he passed highly sensitive information to Moscow. The ultimate sleeper agent, Koval was an all-American boy who had played baseball, loved Walt Whitman's poetry, and mingled freely with fellow Americans. After the war he got away without a scratch. It is indisputable that his information landed in the right hands in Moscow. In 1949, Soviet scientists produced a bomb identical to America's years earlier than US experts expected.

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19 Yellow Moon Road Audiobook

19 Yellow Moon Road

Author: Fern Michaels Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: December 2021

The Sisterhood: a group of women from all walks of life bound by friendship and years of adventure. Armed with vast resources, top-notch expertise, and a loyal network of allies around the globe, the Sisterhood will not rest until every wrong is made right. Maggie Spritzer's nose for a story doesn't just make her a top-notch newspaper editor, it also tells her when to go the extra mile for a friend. When she gets a strange message from her journalism pal, Gabby Richardson, Maggie knows her services are needed. Gabby has become involved with The Haven, a commune that promises to guide its members toward a more spiritually fulfilling life. But Gabby's enthusiasm has turned to distrust ever since she was refused permission to leave the compound to visit her sick mother. Maggie wants to learn more about The Haven, and the Sisterhood is eager to help. It turns out The Haven's founders are the sons of a disgraced Chicago businessman in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. They also have connections to a Miami billionaire with dubious sidelines. Soon, the Sisterhood gang embark on a search-and uncover a web of crime that runs deeper and higher than they ever imagined. And they'll need all their special skills to bring it down ...

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Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death Audiobook

Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death

Author: Jessica Fletcher, Terrie Farley Moran Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: November 2021

When Nelson Penzell, co-owner of a local art and treasure store in Cabot Cove, is murdered, the nail tech from Jessica Fletcher's favorite beauty parlor is the main suspect. After all, she's the one who ran out of the store screaming, covered in blood, and holding the murder weapon. Jessica is positive that despite the circumstances, Coreen can't possibly be guilty, and she's determined to prove it. When Michael Haggerty, handsome MI-6 agent and Jessica's old friend, is caught snooping around the victim's home, it's quickly apparent to her that she was right. Nelson has always had a bit of a reputation for being a rake, but Haggerty is sure his sins go far beyond what anyone in town imagined. If she wants to clear Coreen's name, Jessica will have to work alongside Michael to find out who killed Nelson-and maybe help bust a crime ring in the process.

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Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum Audiobook

Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum

Author: Debra Moore, Ph.D., Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: October 2021

Empowering strategies for anyone who works with children and teens on the spectrum. Internationally bestselling writer and autist Temple Grandin joins psychologist Debra Moore in presenting nine strengths-based mindsets necessary to successfully work with young people on the autism spectrum. Examples and stories bring the approaches to life, and detailed suggestions help listeners put them to practical use. Temple Grandin shares her own personal experiences and anecdotes from parents and professionals who have sought her advice, while Debra Moore draws on more than three decades of work as a psychologist with kids on the spectrum and those who love and care for them. So many people support the lives of these kids, and this book is for all of them: teachers; special education staff; mental health clinicians; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; parents; and anyone interacting with autistic children or teens.

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Wreathing Havoc Audiobook

Wreathing Havoc

Author: Julia Henry Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: September 2021

Lilly Jayne typically spends the harvest season baking festive pies and crafting colorful wreaths to enter in the library's annual fundraising contest. But this year, autumn opens on a somber note when beloved local theater owner Leon Tompkin dies unexpectedly. His memorial sets the scene for a mini reunion of The Goosebush Players' best and brightest alumni, including Hollywood star Jeremy Nolan... until someone plucks Jeremy from the spotlight-permanently. As dedicated theater volunteer Scooter McGee falls under suspicion, Lilly and her Garden Squad must spring into action. They quickly discover a cornucopia of potential suspects in Jeremy's murder: Was it an embittered ex... or a jilted lover? A rival thespian... or an overly ambitious artist? Lilly rakes through the piles of clues, but if she doesn't uncover the real killer soon, more than autumn leaves will be dropping in Goosebush...

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Wreathing Havoc Audiobook

Wreathing Havoc

Author: Julia Henry Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: September 2021

Lilly Jayne typically spends the harvest season baking festive pies and crafting colorful wreaths to enter in the library's annual fundraising contest. But this year, autumn opens on a somber note when beloved local theater owner Leon Tompkin dies unexpectedly. His memorial sets the scene for a mini reunion of The Goosebush Players' best and brightest alumni, including Hollywood star Jeremy Nolan... until someone plucks Jeremy from the spotlight-permanently. As dedicated theater volunteer Scooter McGee falls under suspicion, Lilly and her Garden Squad must spring into action. They quickly discover a cornucopia of potential suspects in Jeremy's murder: Was it an embittered ex... or a jilted lover? A rival thespian... or an overly ambitious artist? Lilly rakes through the piles of clues, but if she doesn't uncover the real killer soon, more than autumn leaves will be dropping in Goosebush...

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The Church of the Dead: The Epidemic of 1576 and the Birth of Christianity in the Americas Audiobook

The Church of the Dead: The Epidemic of 1576 and the Birth of Christianity in the Americas

Author: Jennifer Scheper Hughes Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: August 2021

Tells the story of the founding of American Christianity against the backdrop of devastating disease, and of the Indigenous survivors who kept the nascent faith alive Many scholars have come to think of the European Christian mission to the Americas as an inevitable success. But in its early period it was very much on the brink of failure. In 1576, Indigenous Mexican communities suffered a catastrophic epidemic that took almost two million lives and simultaneously left the colonial church in ruins. In the crisis and its immediate aftermath, Spanish missionaries and surviving pueblos de indios held radically different visions for the future of Christianity in the Americas. The Church of the Dead offers a counter-history of American Christian origins. It centers the power of Indigenous Mexicans, showing how their Catholic faith remained intact even in the face of the faltering religious fervor of Spanish missionaries. While the Europeans grappled with their failure to stem the tide of death, succumbing to despair, Indigenous survivors worked to reconstruct the church. They reasserted ancestral territories as sovereign, with Indigenous Catholic states rivaling the jurisdiction of the diocese and the power of friars and bishops.

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52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles: Cultivate a Simpler, Slower, More Love-Filled Life Audiobook

52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles: Cultivate a Simpler, Slower, More Love-Filled Life

Author: Karen Casey Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: August 2021

Find the path to inner peace through a weekly guide of spiritual meditations and positive affirmations. Use Karen Casey's fifty-two positive affirmations and meditations to find inner peace. We all face struggles that can leave us feeling broken and hopeless. But peace and healing are always available to us if we are open to them. In this inspirational book, Karen takes listeners on a journey towards peaceful living by sharing how she has found serenity in her own life. Karen teaches listeners that the goal is not perfection, but rather progress towards creating a life of love and peace. Cultivate a simpler, slower, more love-filled life. When Karen Casey was struggling with addiction, she found life-changing inspiration in Helen Schucman's book, A Course in Miracles. In 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles, she shares the ideas she discovered in Helen Schucman's book and the spirituality that we can all bring to our own lives. Find inside: - Meditations and affirmations that lead to a simpler, slower life - Insights into Helen Schucman's A Course in Miracles - Stories of the author's own struggles and triumphs on her path to healing

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