I really enjoyed Capital in the 21st Century as an audiobook. I wouldn’t ever fathom to read something that dry, but listening to it in increments day to day was great.
I also am like 2 hours from finishing the 10 main books of Malazan as audiobooks. It’s pretty good, first time I’ve done an audiobook instead of a real book for a fantasy series. I will say the transition from books 3 to 4 or whatever where they change the performer AND force you into three chapters of a single character’s story is a rough rough transition, but by the end you’ll be alright with the new voice actor.
I do not recommend whatever audiobook I went through for Marcus Aurelius, not because the content is bad or the performance is bad, but it’s just better in written form.
I enjoyed Tsun Zu’s the art of ward as read by Peter Baelish, but I kinda don’t want to recommend it. For one, when you actually find out t hat there’s just not much to this supposed story, and 99% of the wisdom is just sort of tautological pretend to be weak when you are strong, pretend to be strong when you are weak… it’s pretty low value. I bet there’s something else out there that goes more into history that would be higher value.
“The Worm at the Core” is a trash book. Nothing necessarily wrong with the performer. It comes across 100% like an amateur hour undergrad student’s thesis of everything. They explain a bunch of research, then draw “some kind of conclusion” from it wherein I often felt you could just as easily draw “the opposite conclusion.” The thing is I think the premise “death has a big effect on our lives and how we behave” is true, but they just never justify their conclusions; and I feel that people should naturally mature past simple ‘death fears’, though certainly not everyone does.