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The top 50 Technology audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. If you enjoyed A Really Good Day, then you’ll love How to Change Your Mind.

    “Take an over-medicated, moody, middle-aged mother of four, add a month of experimental microdosing with LSD and it makes for A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman. This mesmerizing memoir of mental exploration tackles the taboo topic of drug use in our society, the frightening rise of prescription pills and the devastating addictions developing during the War on Drugs. A rollicking ride through the realm of self-realization, Waldman’s creative quest for sanity is painfully honest, hysterically funny and deeply human. I loved it!”

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  2. Uncanny Valley

    “Like Joan Didion or Renata Adler, Ben Lerner or Sally Rooney, Anna Wiener writes with dead-on specificity, scalpel-sharp analysis, deep sensitivity, and an eye for the absurd. She headed west into the modern gold rush that is the tech boom and now returns with gleaming ingots of insight, weaving tales of a strange land where boy-CEOs ride ripsticks and hoover up your data. An essential and very human look at the forces shaping who we are and how we behave.”

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  3. By Jenny Odell / Narrated by Rebecca Gibel

    A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is... Read More »

  4. From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's... Read More »

  5. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “Negroni is a talented aviation journalist who clearly understands the critically important part the human factor plays in aviation safety.”
     —Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549, the Miracle on the Hudson

    A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail—leading to air disasters from... Read More »

  6. A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today’s most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders.

    In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott—the CEO of the world’s largest business software company, SAP—chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to... Read More »

  7. In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, CoryDoctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to BeFree takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digitalage. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant recordlabels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls andthe opportunities that creative... Read More »

  8. “Social media marketing is about identifying the essence of engagement.”
    ~Edgerank Checker
    Tribes on social media are not connected by blood relationships but the internet itself allows users from all over the world to create groups or “families.” Families that can have members from all over the world whom they share common values, shared... Read More »

  9. The organic grower's guide to planting, propagation, culture, and ecology

    Trees are our allies in healing the world. Partnering with trees allows us to build soil, enhance biodiversity, increase wildlife populations, grow food and medicine, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere, sequestering it in the soil.

    Trees of Power explains how we can... Read More »

  10. The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded... Read More »

  11. The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

    In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the... Read More »

  12. How to Invent Everything

    “If you ever need to rebuild civilization from the ground up, make sure you have Ryan North with you. If kidnapping is not your thing, then at least make sure you have this book. I wouldn't recommend taking the audio though, because if the power to your portable (music) listening device dies before you get around to "inventing" electricity and/or batteries, you're still screwed. This book is filled with really useful information (and some eye-rollingly bad puns) and delivered in a charming, accessible manner by the author/narrator. There is nothing dry or academic here, in spite of the numerous charts and graphs and footnotes and the information is presented in such a way that even a lazy, clumsy person such as myself could probably utilize it to become a Goddess. Or at least the only person in the cave who has fire. This one is highly recommended not only because it is funny and may save your life in the event of the collapse of civilization (or if you get stranded in the past in a time travel accident), but also because the author has a weird fascination with Salt-N-Pepa's Shoop, which I can respect.”

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  13. The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).

    Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing... Read More »

  14. “Levy’s all-access Facebook reflects the reputational swan dive of its subject. . . . The result is evenhanded and devastating.”—San Francisco Chronicle

    “[Levy’s] evenhanded conclusions are still damning.”—Reason

    “[He] doesn’t shy from asking the tough questions.”—The Washington Post

    “Reminds you the HBO show Silicon Valley did not have to reach... Read More »

  15. By Nicholas Carr / Narrated by Richard Powers

    “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

    Now, Carr... Read More »

  16. Named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR

    “How might we mitigate losses caused by shortsightedness? Bina Venkataraman, a former climate adviser to the Obama administration, brings a storyteller’s eye to this question. . . .  She is also deeply informed about the relevant science.” —The New York Times Book Review

    A trailblazing exploration of how we... Read More »

  17. By Andrew Blum / Narrated by Greg Tremblay

    From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet

    The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It’s a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones, and often the first thing we check each... Read More »

  18. Instant National Bestseller

    A PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club Pick!


    "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle

    "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times

    Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change...
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  19. How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation

    From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of... Read More »

  20. By Beryl Markham / Narrated by Julie Harris

    The dramatic true story of a remarkable woman growing up in Africa in the 1920s: the excitement of big game hunting and horse training, and the first solo flight across the Atlantic from east to west. It’s named one of the ten greatest adventure books of all time, as selected by a panel assembled by National Geographic Adventure. Read More »

  21. If you've ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, "I wear clothes, eat avocado toast, and like sunsets-why can't someone pay me to live my best life?" this book is for you ...

    Every one of your favorite influencers started with zero followers and had to make a lot of mistakes to get where they are today-earning more money each year... Read More »

  22. By Dan Hampton / Narrated by John Pruden

    The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier.

    In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined with nuclear weapons,... Read More »

  23. The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.

    The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision.... Read More »

  24. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

    In Susan Orlean's mesmerizing true story of beauty and obsession is John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer and sharply handsome guy, in spite of the fact that he is missing his front teeth and has the posture of al dente spaghetti. In 1994, Laroche and three Seminole Indians were arrested... Read More »

  25. What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have the digital comforts that we take for granted... Read More »

  26. For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers.

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY EVENING STANDARD

    Mindf*ck goes... Read More »

  27. By Nick Bilton / Narrated by Will Damron

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it
     
    In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone... Read More »

  28. In this compact disc edition of the totally revised underground bestseller -- The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business -- from entrepreneurial infancy, through... Read More »

  29. By Nathalia Holt / Narrated by Erin Bennett

    The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

    In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and... Read More »

  30. By Kim Zetter / Narrated by Joe Ochman

    A top cybersecurity journalist tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. 

    “Immensely enjoyable . . . Zetter turns a complicated and technical cyber story into an... Read More »

  31. Hello, world.

    Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the... Read More »

  32. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    USA TODAY 
    BESTSELLER


    Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. 

    For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering... Read More »

  33. In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question: Is the future of food looking bleak—or better than ever?
     
    “In The Fate of Food, Amanda Little takes us on a tour of the future. The journey is scary, exciting, and, ultimately, encouraging.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer... Read More »

  34. By Kevin Kelly / Narrated by George Newbern

    A New York Times Bestseller

    From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives


    Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating,... Read More »

  35. By James Gleick / Narrated by Rob Shapiro

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
     
    The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our... Read More »

  36. By Erik Larson / Narrated by Bob Balaban

    A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.”

    In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of... Read More »

  37. The story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time, 18 Tiny Deaths follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics... Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let... Read More »

  38. Ninja Future is an essential read for businesses and individuals striving to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving world: Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, casts his eye toward the future, charting how the innovative technologies of today will transform not only the way business is done but society... Read More »

  39. If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now.

    "This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man. The history of technology you probably know is one of men... Read More »

  40. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “I’ve read kind of all the books on this subject . . . and this is the one you want to read.”—Rachel Maddow

    Before Ukraine, before impeachment: This is the never-before-told inside story of the high-stakes, four-year-long investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia ties—culminating in the Steele dossier, and...
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  41. By Ben Hewitt / Narrated by Arthur Morey

    Over the past several years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of three thousand residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America. Even as the recent financial downturn threatens to cripple small businesses and privately... Read More »

  42. By David Stabler / Narrated by Pete Cross

    Before their experiments, inventions, and discoveries that changed the world, the world’s most celebrated scientists had regular-kid problems just like you. Stephen Hawking hated school and preferred to spend his free time building model airplanes, inventing board games, and even building his own computer. Jane Goodall got in trouble for... Read More »

  43. “Deeply reported and beautifully written” —Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair reporter

    Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade.

    In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple but irresistible feature:... Read More »

  44. By Sue Black / Narrated by Angela Dawe

    Book of the Year, 2018 Saltire Literary Awards

    For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality.

    Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly about it in this book,... Read More »

  45. One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. From... Read More »

  46. Ignition! is the inside story of the Cold War era search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. A favorite of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, listeners will want to tune into this "really good book on rocket[s]," available for the first time in audio.

    Ignition! is the story of the search for a rocket propellant... Read More »

  47. The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye

    "An extremely useful and thought provoking documentary journey through the maze of space history. There is no wiser or more... Read More »

  48. By Scott Woolley / Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The astonishing story of America’s airwaves, the two friends—one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor—who made them available to us, and the government which figured out how to put a price on air.

    This is the origin story of the airwaves—the foundational technology of the communications age—as told through the forty-year friendship of an... Read More »

  49. By Walter Isaacson / Narrated by Dylan Baker

    2012 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year

    Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.

    Based on... Read More »

  50. By Felicia Day / Narrated by Felicia Day

    The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

    When Felicia Day was a girl, all... Read More »

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