Yes, because hearing about his journey through life and what he accomplished in such a short time is very inspiring.
Steve Jobs. I really enjoyed hearing him talk about how he evolved Apple and all the trials and tribulations along the way. He was just plain and simply fascinating to me.
I think his voice, inflections, tone, and emphasis were just right. I thinks this is the kind of reader Steve Jobs would want to read his biography.
I was sad that such a brilliant visionary, developer and business entuapeneur had ot die before his time.
I would recommend the book to anyone and everyone.
Truth Love Joy
If they are not a Steve/Steve enthusiast.
Woz's book was more fun.
I got the book on audible after hearing my mother enthuse about how good a read it was. Since listening to it, I've been trying to get everyone I know to do so as well. Dylan Baker reads the writing very well and truly delivers the feelings and thoughts that might be lost if simply reading the book. It really makes you feel as if you knew the people involved.
I haven't listened to or read that many biographies, however, I would happily place this book in the novel category in terms of just how listenable and interesting it is.
Dylan Baker, as I said before, brings a depth to the narrative, allowing the people spoken about to come to life. THough this may be the case when you read the stories as well, listening to them brings a deeper meaning to the work.
This is a book where I've wanted to sit and listen to it all day. It is 25 hours however, and I have many things to do where listening to it would be too distracting because it is so compelling a read.
The story just drones on about seemingly the same thing...Jobs was an ass who treated people like sh*t. He might have been brilliant, but he was a prick. After a few hours of listening to the same theme over and over...I had enough.
Interesting story about a fascinating man who led an unconventional life. Well told (and read) with a balanced perspective.
I just started listening so not enough to rate this yet
Many interesting but not necessarily very memorable moments
It was over-done with unnecessary "acting the part"
Steve Jobs - the extreme drive of a complex man
inspiring, balanced and insightful
The voice is great!
Cry. The last part, Steve's last words are so moving.
Ever go to a movie because everyone else said how great it was? Then when you go you are disappointed because your expectations were so high? That's what I thought was going to happen with this book. Several people told me to read this and there is so much business news about Apple all the time that I thought that my high expectations would lead me to be to be disappointed. Instead this book far surpassed my expectations even with high expectations going in.
It really explains why Steve Jobs was and is so highly regarded in the business world for his genius. There are all sorts of lessons on what it takes to create a great product and to be innovative. On the other hand, a clear example that business success and success in other aspects of life don't always go hand in hand.
I also really enjoyed getting a overview of birth of the tech industry in the U.S. The research done for this biography is outstanding.
I thought the narration was excellent and enjoyed listening to the narrator.