While you might listen to audiobooks to be entertained, there are also a host of works intended to be purely educational. We chose the best science audiobooks on this list for the fact that they are both. These selections not only bring important perspectives on some of the most pressing scientific issues of our time—they’re also written and performed with a refreshing clarity that makes them easy to swallow and entertaining to the end.


Listens for understanding science as it relates to humans:

Homo Deus
The Body
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sex, Race, and Robots
The Gene
Talking to Strangers
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales
Thinking, Fast and Slow
How to Change Your Mind
Why We Sleep
Being Mortal


Listens to explore space to:

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
The Big Picture


Listens for a curious mind:

What If?
Braiding Sweetgrass
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions