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Below is a list of audiobooks available from that I’ve either listened to or that I intend to listen to soon. If you have a recommendation that you don’t see here, leave a comment with the title and I may add it to the list.

13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time, Michael Brooks
36 Arguments for the Existence of God, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking
American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, Robert D. Putnam, David E. Campbell
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
Animals Make Us Human, Temple Grandin
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach
Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, Dacher Keltner
Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives, Dean Buonomano
Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, Thomas Bulfinch
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, Diamid MacCulloch
Cosmic Quest, Heather Couper
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction, Peter Coles
Creativity, Natural Philosophy, and Science, David Bohm
Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Deep Survival: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death, Laurence Gonzales
Don’t Know Much About the Universe: Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos, Kenneth C. Davis
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom, Sean B. Carroll
Everything you Know about God is Wrong Book 1: The Disinformation Guide to Religion, Russ Kick
Everything You Know About God is Wrong Vol 2: The Disinformation Guide To Religion, Russ Kick
Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory, Edward J. Larson
Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand and Other Unpleasant Experiences (Unabr.), Greg Emmanuel
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy, Noam Chomsky
Forged: Writing in the Name of God – Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are, Bart D. Ehrman
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter, Stephen Prothero
God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales, by Penn Jillette
God’s Problem: The Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question – Why We Suffer, Bart D. Ehrman
Good Book: Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, David Plotz
Hitch-22: A Memoir, Christopher Hitchens
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
How to be a Good Atheist, Nick Harding
How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, Michael Shermer
How We Decide, Jonah Leher
How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter, Sherwin B. Nuland
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Norman Geisler
Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible, Bart D. Ehrman
Justice, Michael J. Sandel
Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris
Letters from the Earth, Mark Twain
Letters to a Young Contrarian, Christopher Hitchens
Letting Go of God, Julia Sweeney
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Misquoting Jesus, Bart D. Ehrman
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks
Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution, David P. Barash
Nomad: From Islam to America, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk, Massimo Pigliucci
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition], Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin
Orientalism, Edward Said
Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are, Frans de Waal
Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion, Dale McGowan
Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend, Bart D. Ehrman
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, Dan Ariely
Reason for Hope, Jane Goodall
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species, Sean B. Carroll
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality; Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Mary Roach
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach
Strange Bedfellows: The Surprising Connection Between Sex, Evolution and Monogamy, David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton
The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality, Richard Panek
The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God, David J. Linden
The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby
The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, Ariane Sherine, et al.
The Bhagavad Gita, Phoenix Books
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths, Michael Shermer
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense, Michael Shermer
The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel
The Case for God, Karen Armstrong
The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran, Robert Spencer
The Crusades, Zoë Oldenbourg
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, Sam Kean
The End of Faith, Sam Harris
The Evolution of God, Robert Wright
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures, Nicholas Wade
The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon, Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan
The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Steven Weinberg\
The Future of Life, Edward O. Wilson
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Richard Dawkins
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, Shankar Vedantam
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, Brian Greene
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
The Koran, Trout Lake Media
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook
The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor, Colin Tudge
The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at the Betrayer and Betrayed, Bart D. Ehrman
The Men Who Stare at Goats, Ron Jonson
The Modern Scholar: Heaven or Heresy: A History of the Inquisition, Thomas F. Madden
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, Sam Harris
The Moral Lives of Animals, Dale Peterson
The Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), Robert Spencer
The Portable Atheist, Christopher Hitchens
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, Jon Ronson
The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Should Not – and Put Ourselves in Great Danger, Daniel Gardner
The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule, Michael Shermer
The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, David Brooks
The Story of Light, Ben Bova
The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking
The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James
The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself, Hannah Holmes
The World in Six Songs, Daniel Levitin
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman
Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man: A Biography: Books That Changed the World, Christopher Hitchens
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), Tom Vanderbilt
What I Believe: Three Complete Essays on Religion, Bertrand Russell
What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World, Noam Chomsky
Whose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages, Jaroslav Pelikan
Why Darwin Matters: The Case for Evolution and Against Intelligent Design, Michael Shermer
Why Evolution Is True, Jerry A. Coyne
Why People Believe Weird Things, Michael Shermer
Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, Marc  Bekoff, Jessica Pierce
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, Neil Shubin

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