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Stefan Rudnicki
About Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki has been seen in 80 stage productions on both coasts and abroad (Yale Repertory Theatre, Circle In the Square, The Knightsbridge Theatre, the Edinburgh International Festival, etc.) and over a dozen motion pictures, including "Loving, Awakenings", "Last Exit to Brooklyn", "Road To Revenge", "Rejuvenator", and "Higher Learning". Stefan has also directed over 150 stage productions and two feature films. He produced "The Delivery", a short film about audiobooks and the imagination written and directed by Gabrielle de Cuir and starring Michael York, John Rubinstein and Harlan Ellison.


In live and recorded radio drama performances, he has been heard with Robin Williams, Arte Johnson and David Carradine. As an audio narrator and/or producer responsible for the recording of over 1,000 audiobooks, he has received numerous awards, including a GRAMMY (Best Children's Album, 1999 - The Children's Shakespeare), a Bram Stoker Award (I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream), a Ray Bradbury Award (The NPR dramatic series 2000X), over a dozen Audie Awards (the two most recent for his solo narration of Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card and Hubris by Michael Isikoff and David Corn), and numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile Magazine, including unabridged production and narration of Orson Scott Card's best-loved novels Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead and Songmaster, and for his solo narration of The Secret Lovers by Charles McCarry...Show More »


Stefan was born in Krakow, Poland, and has lived in Stockholm, Montreal, New York City and Los Angeles.



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Stefan Rudnicki's Most Recent Performances

Cruel Miracles: Tales of Death, Hope, and Holiness: Book Four of Maps in a Mirror

  • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
  • By Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated By Grover Gardner, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(7)
Performance
(4)
Story
(4)

This fourth volume in Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short stories features six tales with religious and spiritual themes, exploring the mysteries of ritual, sacrifice, faith, and death. Discover why immortal beings seek mortal gods, witness the consequences of a vengeful spirit, enter behind the scenes of the lives of television faith healers, and more.

Able One

  • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
  • By Ben Bova
  • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(51)
Performance
(23)
Story
(25)

When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world’s satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, show that two more missiles are sitting on launch pads in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One.

Michael says: "Wasted"

Assassins of Athens

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
  • By Jeffrey Siger
  • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(26)
Performance
(16)
Story
(15)

When the body of a boy from one of Greece's most prominent families turns up in a dumpster in one of Athens' worst neighborhoods, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Greek Police's Special Crimes Division is certain there's a message in the murder. But who sent it, and why?

What Is America: A Short History of the New World Order

  • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
  • By Ronald Wright
  • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
Overall
(20)
Performance
(12)
Story
(12)

Ranging with dazzling expertise through anthropology, history, and literature, Wright reconfigures our self-perception, arguing that the "essence" of America can be traced to the foundations of our history--literally to the collision of worlds that began in 1492, as one civilization subsumed another--and exploring how these currents continue to shape our world.

rm3154 says: "insightful overview"
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  • On Intelligence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated By Jeff Hawkins, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1458)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (357)

    Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself.

    James says: "Epiphany"
    After a solid intro from Hawkins, Rudnicki takes the narrating reins in this critique which measures contemporary technology against the greatest computer of all -- the human brain. The effect is an audio program with a compelling ability to anticipate the question taking form in your own brain as you listen, then answer it with clarity and sincerity.
  • Genghis: Birth of an Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (947)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (574)

    He was born Temujin, son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the steppe. Temujin's young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe, his family left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured, and from then on, he was driven by a fury to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies from beyond the horizon.

    David says: "Move over Bernard Cornwell"
    From the author of The Dangerous Book for Boys , comes this definitive history of Genghis Kahn. Rudnicki's narration is truly engaging.
  • Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tim Weiner
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (2048)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (638)

    This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last 60 years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America's confidence.

    Michael says: "Flawed but Important"
    Legacy of Ashes caused quite a stir politically around the book's release. Rudnicki narrates this history of CIA flawlessly.
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23177)
    Performance
    (14509)
    Story
    (14660)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    Ender's Game , a perennial bestseller and a science fiction classic, is a winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award. Rudnicki shines in this Special 20th Anniversary Edition, which is digitally remastered and includes a full cast narration.