Rudnicki, Stefan 1945-
Most widely held works by Stefan Rudnicki
Ender's game by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
An outstanding tale of the child-hero Ender Wiggin, who must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.
The Actor's book of classical monologues ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
The Actor's book of monologues for women from non-dramatic sources ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
"More than 200 selections from ... prose and verse."--Cover.
The lost gate by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Danny grew up in a family compound in Virginia, believing that he alone of his family had no magical power. But he was wrong. Kidnapped from his high school by a rival family, he learns that he has the power to reopen the gates between Earth and the world of Westil.
His illegal self by Peter Carey ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Che is a precocious young boy raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents--radical 1960s activists who are now among the FBI's most wanted--he's denied all access to television and the news. But he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbor, who predicts, "They will come for you, man. They'll break you out of here." And one afternoon, the prediction appears to come true. Soon Che, too, is an outlaw, fleeing with the woman into the subway and pitched into a journey that leads them to a hippie commune in the jungles of tropical Australia. Here, Che slowly, bravely confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems.
Speaker for the dead by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening. Again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery, and the truth.
Ender in exile by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
As Savior of Earth and a military genius, Ender is given the opportunity to live on Eros, at one of Earth Hegemony's training facilities, in isolation. Opting instead to leave his home planet and set out for the colonies, Ender enters into a life-changing adventure.
Empire a disturbing look at a possible future by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?
Shadow puppets by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Earth and its society have been irrevocably changed in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity enforced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future.
Legacy of Ashes [The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the CIA from the end of World War II to Iraq, in a study that condemns the organization for its record, its inability to understand world affairs, the violence it has unleashed, and its undermining of American politics.
Lost boys by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Step Fletcher, his wife DeAnne, and their children have just moved to Steuben, North Carolina, where there has been a rash of mysterious disappearances. Plagued by various problems, the religious Fletcher family slowly adjusts to the community. Eight-year-old son Stevie, however, spends all his spare time with his imaginary friends. Preoccupied with settling into their new home, Step and DeAnne fail to understand the connection between Stevie's friends and the young boys' disappearances. Almost too late, Stevie makes the ultimate sacrifice to convince his family that his imaginary friends are real and to reveal the boys' murderer.
Hidden empire by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
President Averell Torrent launches America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance. When Captain Bartholomew "Cole" Coleman sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy and the potential disasters involved in his foreign military adventures, he quickly runs afoul of Torrent and, while on the run, finds proof that Torrent orchestrated a presidential assassination.
Something wicked this way comes and, A sound of thunder by Ray Bradbury ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
In Bradbury's unforgettable modern Gothic masterpiece, "Something wicked this way comes", something evil arrives in a small Midwestern town on the crest of the wind one autumn night. A "dark carnival" with frightening attractions and supernatural characters sets up stakes. It is up to two thirteen-year-old boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, to figure out a way to save the souls of the town. In Bradbury;s short story, "A sound of thunder", a small safari company promises to transport adventurers back in time for a chance to hunt any animal that ever existed. The animals are specially selected according to their natural time of death. Nothing else may be altered because it just might change the whole course of the future. When one foolish hunter comes face to face with a Tyrannosaurus rex, the carefully constructed safari goes awry and the future is up for grabs.
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Rigg is a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people's pasts. Rigg's only confidant is his father, whose sudden death leaves Rigg completely alone, aside from a sister he's never met. But a chance encounter with Umbo, another teen with a special talent, reveals a startling new aspect to Rigg's abilities, compelling him to reevaluate everything he's ever known.
King Kong by Delos Wheeler Lovelace ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Carl Denham is a filmmaker and entrepreneur who leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong", and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship who bought them to the island, investigate the strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. Ann finds herself captured by the natives and is to become the bride of the mysterious "Kong." The ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of "Kong". Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York .....
Classical monologues ( Book )
in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
The Romanov bride by Robert Alexander ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Pavel, a vengeance-seeking villager, joins an underground group that assassinates the grand duke of Russia, irrevocably affecting the life purpose of his widow, Elisavyeta.
Hubris [the inside story of spin, scandal, and the selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Presents an analysis of the controversial decisions and power struggles that went on within the Bush administration as officials planned and defended the invasion of Iraq.
Edge of apocalypse by Tim F LaHaye ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
North Korea's attempt to strike New York City with a nuclear bomb has been thwarted by Joshua Jordan and his new weapons defense system. However, with the global economy waning, several countries' leaders have become increasingly corrupt, resulting in the mobilization of the world's armed forces. With the events foretold in Revelations seemingly on the horizon, Jordan must decide what he is willing to sacrifice to save his country.
Voyagers by Ben Bova ( Recording )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Stoner knew the fiery object hurtling toward the Earth was an alien spacecraft. But the world might never know. He was trapped in an iron cordon of secrecy, for the discovery had shattered the world power balance, setting off a brutal struggle for supremacy that raged from the sacred halls of the Vatican to the corridors of the Kremlin and the Pentagon. The forces of fear and treachery would use any weapon at their command, from mind war to sabotage, to keep the world in darkness.
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