March 14, 2024

35 Best Science Audiobooks from the Past 5 Years

Are you curious about the latest scientific discoveries? Want to learn more about Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, our Environment, Mathematics, and Physics? We’ve recently added hundreds of new audio books to LearnOutLoud.com covering these topics. You can now browse:

Over 2,500 Science Audio Books to Download on LearnOutLoud.com

Learn from popular scientists as they explain the mysteries of the universe and of life on earth. Below, we’ve highlighted about 35 of the best new science audio books. We’re featuring about five popular and well-reviewed audio books from each of our scientific subcategories. Hopefully, you’ll find one that captures your curiosity!

Best Science Audio Books from the Past Five Years

Best Archaeology Audio Books:

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
A Little History of Archaeology by Brian M. Fagan
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles by David Hone
The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams

Best Astronomy Audio Books:

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Planets by Brian Cox
Until the End of Time by Brian Greene
Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

Best Biology Audio Books:

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
An Immense World by Ed Yong
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford
The Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Rise and Reign of the Mammals by Steve Brusatte
The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins
Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia

Best Environmental Audio Books:

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
That Wild Country by Mark Kenyon
A Brief History of Earth by Andrew H. Knoll

Best Mathematics Audio Books:

Factfulness by Hans Rosling
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz
Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker
The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data by David Spiegelhalter

Best Physics Audio Books:

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli
Something Deeply Hidden by Sean M. Carroll
The Quantum Universe by Brian Cox
Existential Physics by Sabine Hossenfelder

Best Scientists Audio Books:

Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky
How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil
Anaximander: And the Birth of Science by Carlo Rovelli
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by Richard Munson
Science Fictions by Stuart Ritchie

Learn from some of the greatest science writers of our time as they explain science to you on audio book!