Throughout time, millions of books with different content have been released around the world. One of the most favorite topics nowadays is about computer science and technology.
Given that, are you looking for computer science audiobooks to help you with your project or studies in technology? Well, here are the best audiobooks for computer science that you can listen to right now.
If you prefer to read instead of listening, we also have compiled a more extensive list of the best computer science books for your pleasure.
Which are the most popular Audible audiobooks about computer science?
The audiobooks on this list are included in Audible and are cherry-picked. They are well regarded and you will definitively enjoy. Please have in mind that pure coding books are not an “easy” listen and that’s why you will not find such books in Audible. Instead you will find many technology and computer science audio books.
So, let us start!
Title: Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Author: Nick Bostrom
What We Like LessI think it may not be for everyone. It is largely philosophical and for some maybe pessimistic. Other than that its good to have an idea on the dangers of AI (even if you never need to see them happening).
Why You Are Going to Like itIf you love sci-fi (why not if you ask me), Superintelligence will feed your mind with lots of information about technological advancement and its potentialities.
Title: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
Author: Steven Levy
What We Like LessSometimes the book becomes too wordy and long as it explores the backgrounds of various early computer science pioneers not widely known. If you are not interested in the topic, maybe it is not for you.
Why You Are Going to Like itAll in all, this audio book is indeed great, and you will like it for it has insights from the considered modern hackers nowadays like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and Richard Stillman.
Title: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Author: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
What We Like LessThe book may be found boring by other readers. Also if you do not have a strong foundation of understanding about computer algorithms, it might be hard to pick the lessons being relayed by the book.
Why You Are Going to Like itBut all in all, this book is outstanding and worth reading, as it has quite a lot of thought-provoking information about how algorithms can apply to real-world scenarios.
Title: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Author: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
What We Like LessTechnically, this book has flaws such that it misses some key threads in the history of computing and using the premises- innovation came from collaboration.
Why You Are Going to Like it“The Innovators” is exceptional in telling Computer Science majors the digital revolution’s history and how innovation exactly happened.
Title: The Soul of a New Machine
Author: Tracy Kidder
What We Like LessIt is not for everyone. If you have any interest in the nostalgic and classic history of the computer revolution, then “The Soul of a New Machine” would be an awesome audiobook for computer science!
Why You Are Going to Like itIf you want to read about the wonders of the computer revolution that brought lots of global changes and improvements, it is totally recommended.
Title: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
Author: Matthew Lyon and Katie Hafner
What We Like LessAt some points it’s difficult to keep with some technology and computer engineering jargon. But even if you are not an engineer you will be able to follow up and as a bonus find out what happens when you stay late in the Internet realm 🙂
Why You Are Going to Like itIf you are looking for a concise read on the internet’s origin and how hackers changed the computer industry, then Lyon and Hafner’s book is an excellent read.
Title: Alan Turing: The Enigma
Author: Andrew Hodges
What We Like LessThe book is far too long and complicated! The mathematical intricacies in the book are way too advanced, so if you are fascinated by coding, you may find it exciting.
Why You Are Going to Like itThis is a great listen if you have the time and will help you understand the difficulties a man who contributed so much to computer science had to cope.
Title: The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey to Mastery
Author: Andrew Hodges
What We Like LessThere are two caveats, however. First, the book was written in 1999, and second, its authors come as quite wordy at times. It may also sound too obvious if you read the book further along to your career.
Why You Are Going to Like itBut hey, I still believe it is a must-read compared with other most modern books as it brings you back to universal programming basics.
Title: The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: How to Learn Programming Languages Quickly, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land Your Software Developer Dream Job
Author: John Sonmez
The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide: How to Learn Programming Languages Quickly, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land Your Software Developer Dream JobFor the last highly-recommended computer science audio book, I wanted to add The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide. Sonmez wrote it as a guide when it comes to studying computer science and programming languages. The audiobook is an easy listen and written in a personal voice (and narrated by the author). Sonmez covers many topics if you want to pursue a career in software development, though the most commonly missing tools for developers today are soft skills. The book can give you some tools and tactics to work towards those skills, like how to better communicate with your manager and co-workers.
What We Like LessSome of the things he describes may sound obvious, but it is never wrong to have some reminders and bookmarks that worth it. The book’s format is closer to a podcast, so if you get it in an audiobook, you would be better far off from the printed version.
Why You Are Going to Like itBe prepared, the book is long and wordy at times, but you will find some gold nuggets of advice in this computer science audiobook.
Before you go…
Even if you start your computer engineering career today or you are already an achieved professional, those technology and computer science classics are a must-read! They contain information that is timeless that we may forget from time to time.
Before you go checkout Elon Musk’s Favorite Book List. It includes classics such as “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”