I'm currently listening to "Designing Data-Intensive Applications"  on my commute and it really does work well as an Audio Book (I can attest to the positive reviews). Highly recommended if you are dealing with any requirements in the space (scale, replication, consistency, SQL vs NoSQL, etc.)
I agree that the Pragmatic Programmer is well done in it's audio form, and I also agree that Grokking Algorithms is terrible.
I am currently listening Designing Data Intensive Applications and it's phenomenally done - the author clearly worked with the narrator to adapt the content to audio format, and the narrator seems to have experience or familiarity with the subject because he pronounces the technical jargon very naturally.
I hope to find other software related audiobooks as good as DDAI is.
I think _terrible _ might be a bit harsh on Grokking Algorithms, but most of it’s curriculum is rather basic, and the few last chapters about graphs, which I’d say is a bit less basic, pretty much require that you inspect the accompanying pdf with illustrations… this might not be a problem of you’re listening while sitting in a train, but it will be a problem if you’re listening while walking the dog (like me).
I would just describe Grokking Algorithms as a bad book, and mostly relevant if you have zero prior experience with Algorithms.
Oh, and the narration of the code snippets is also pretty useless IIRC.
Ok, while writing this, I realize that “terrible“ might actually be well deserved.
Manning have many programming audio books. I'd recommend buying directly from their website if you want any that include code samples or illustrations. It's a bit more expensive than from Audible, but they often have sales offering 40% off.
I normally use the liveBook format with liveAudio narration for books with code samples, and download the ebook and mp3 files for other books.
You can also find more audio books by the same publisher as Clean Architecture and Designing Data-Intensive Applications, Upfront Books. There's a link when you view Audible from a web browser, and you can filter by Computers & Technology.
I find that interesting because Wil is usually a reader I'll go out of my way to avoid. It just doesn't work for me. (Which really confuses me because I've been a fan of pretty much everything else he's touched - I certainly don't identify with the toxicity that seems to follow him around. Just doesn't work for me in audiobooks.)
Was listening to Data Lake architecture last week. Ran out of my audible credits early this month so used this website, I think it was called Narration Box or something to turn the ebook into audiobook. Not to shabby but it was TTS at the end of the day, so I guess it almost works. The book's pretty great though.
Deep Learning with Python by François Chollet I think works as an audiobook as well.
I am a big non-fiction audio book fan and so much depends on the voice actor. I bad read can ruin the best content while Robertson Dean made Alan Greenspan's The Age of Turbulence into an enthralling adventure story.