Audiobooks for Programmers and Entrepreneurs

I put together a collection of audiobooks that get mentioned whenever the discussion turns to “reading”.

Unfortunately there aren’t many books about code, but there are some for the infosec crowd and even more for those with an entrepreneurial bent.


I could only find one true “coding” book, but it’s a start!

  • dreaming-in-code

    Dreaming in Code

There are a lot of great technical podcasts but many are language specifics so I’ll skip for now. I would love to hear any suggestions you may have!


These books keep coming up amongst programmers. There are two Neil Stephenson books here because, yes, they are that good!

I was torn on whether to include 1984 in the security section 🙂

  • Daemon


  • Neuromancer


  • Snow Crash

    Snow Crash

  • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

  • Cryptonomicon


  • 1984






  • Liars and Outliers

    Liars and Outliers

  • Schneier On Security

    Schneier On Security

  • Cypherpunks


  • Art Of Deception

    Art Of Deception

  • america-the-vulnerable

    America The Vulnerable

Bonus: Security Podcasts

Entrepreneurship / Business

  • Tribes


  • Rework


  • Here Comes Everybody

    Here Comes Everybody

  • The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

  • Good to Great

    Good to Great

  • Delivering Happiness

    Delivering Happiness

  • design-of-every-day-things

    Design of Every Day Things

  • Go Do

    Go Do!

Bonus: Entrepreneurship/Business Podcasts

Miscellaneous Audiobooks

Miscellaneous audiobooks that programmers seem to be attracted to. I’ve seen lots of blog/forum posts over the years that keep coming back to these books.

  • Freakonomics


  • 7-habits

    7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • getting-things-done

    Getting Things Done

  • outliers


  • zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  • elements-of-style

    Elements of Style

Bonus: Miscellaneous Podcasts


Books I wish were on audible, and I think would translate well.

So tell me, what am I missing?