John Pruden

John Pruden is a professional voice actor who has recorded audiobooks, PSAs, Indie films, documentaries, video games, radio dramas, corporate and online training narrations, and radio and TV commercials. An Earphones Award winner, his audiobook narrations include Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers, which was chosen by The Washington Post as the best audiobook of 2011.

  • The Emerald Storm

    By William Dietrich

    Read by John Pruden

    An Ethan Gage Adventure

    A thrilling new Ethan Gage mystery from New York Time bestselling author William Dietrich.

    "Performed with gusto and good-natured insouciance by John Pruden, characters are exactly right: larger than life and sizzling with passion... Pruden's stellar performance and Gage's offhand references to previous spine-tingling escapades will have new fans scrambling to find the earlier books in the series." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released May 8, 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • The Trouble with Bliss

    By Douglas Light

    Read by John Pruden

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dexter's Michael C. Hall.

    "Set on New York's Lower East Side, this first novel by Light (founding editor, Epiphany) introduces Morris Bliss, 35 years old and living with his widowed father. Morris has big dreams of traveling all over the world. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a job or the means to take his aspirations beyond a collection of travel brochures and pushpins in a map on his bedroom wall. This fun read boasts a likable protagonist, other quirky and interesting characters, and vivid and humorous descriptions of New York while also providing some significant social commentary. The scene in which Morris and a former high school classmate (and father of the 18-year-old girl with whom Morris is sleeping) storm a vacant building in the middle of the night to roust out a group of homeless squatters is both funny and disturbing. Recommended for large public libraries with an interest in new and unknown authors." - Library Journal

    Released March 23, 2012
    English, Unabridged

  • Trumped Up

    By Alan M. Dershowitz

    Read by John Pruden

    How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy

    A refreshing, thoughtful, and essential guide for navigating today's contentious political climate

    Released October 2, 2018
    English, Unabridged

  • A Free State

    By Tom Piazza

    Read by John Pruden

    A powerful novel of race, violence, and identity set on the eve of the Civil War.

    Released September 15, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Blacklist

    By Jerry Ludwig

    Read by Adam J Rough , John Pruden and Erin Yuen

    The last time the U.S. looked on its own citizens with suspicion, it resulted in shattered dreams.

    "Together, narrators Adam J. Rough, John Pruden, and Erin Yuen ensure that the production enhances Ludwig's novel..." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released July 1, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Brave Men, Dark Waters

    By Orr Kelly

    Read by John Pruden

    The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs

    A rich and riveting history of the United States special operations force, the Navy SEALs.

    "Kelly, a veteran defense correspondent, has written the most complete in-depth study of this fabled elite unit. Recommended." - Library Journal

    Released August 30, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Three Graves Full

    By Jamie Mason

    Read by John Pruden

    Starred Review. A "highly entertaining...solidly plotted" mystery debut - Publishers Weekly.

    "Pruden moves with ease from voicing the detached Getty to reflecting the persistent doggedness of the detective and the wispy voice of the sweetheart of one of the murder victims. A good choice for mystery-book-discussion groups." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released February 26, 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • The Sisters Brothers

    By Patrick deWitt

    Read by John Pruden

    Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

    One of the Best Audio Books of 2011. "...brilliant picaresque tale...has found the ideal narrator in John Pruden...This is the best book I have heard all year." - The Washington Post

    Released April 26, 2011
    English, Unabridged

  • Roosevelt’s Beast

    By Louis Bayard

    Read by John Pruden

    A reimagining of Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt’s ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition.

    "John Pruden's narration complements the multiple voices, dual gender depictions, multiple languages, creepy atmosphere, and animal sounds with ease, immersing the listener in this fantastic tale." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released March 18, 2014
    English, Unabridged