I did not love the narrator, but in 2 seconds i was so absorbed into Steve Job's life , i simply could not put it down, being audio it made it easy to do tasks and be absorbed in this book.
It kept me so interested in this amazing life behind these amazing products..! Thanks to this book i now have a new found respect for Apple products which i use.
At the end when Steve Jobs was dying was very touching how hard he fought to keep going.
I am so glad that i know the back story of Apple, just beyond fascinating, i knew it was a loss when he died, but after reading this, i know its more than a loss.
I think autobiographies are usually only a one-time read, but possibly if I end up needing to do some research in the future I might.
The book covers so much of Steve Jobs life that you would never have known, so it's hard to pinpoint one thing. But I suppose his superior work ethic should be recognized.
When he spoke about flying to Kyoto for sushi with his son.
Sure... but that would have been impossible.
Two thumbs up!
Right in the middle.
Yes, I would. I like the author. The story is written in a very clear manner, especially when intricate situations are explained.
He gives the book life with his tone and his cadence. I really enjoyed his voice.
No, nothing moved me in this story.
Now I have a better idea of the personality of Jobes and the way his business story developed.
Interesting, read poorly.
He read every quotation and bit of dialogue with a contemptuous, whiny, or bratty tone. It made it really hard to understand. It sounded like he hadn't read the book before sitting down to read it aloud to us. He has a good voice and reads clearly, but it's clear from his inflections and emphases that he does not comprehend what he is reading. My husband had no problem with his reading, but it really interfered with my understanding of the story. I would think that, given the fact that this book was sure to sell many copies, they would have invested in a better reader.
I read and listen to a lot of business books, and intended for this to be more of a light, entertaining read. Although it was certainly entertaining, it also offers some amazing insights into what it takes to create the most valuable company in the world. I am not a big Steve Jobs or Apple fan, and am no more or less a fan after reading this, but it was a very fascinating, well written, and well read account. I think the author did a great job of capturing who Jobs was, blemishes and all.
I was thoroughly entertained, and highly recommend this audio book.
Top 5, just behind iWoz.
Effort he put into his kids before he died.
It was nice to hear the other sides of the stories that have been out there for years.
I knew a bit about Jobs and Apple from being a fan of the products and all the news around the time of his death. The book is a really great read. Jobs has a really fascinating life story. From adoption to a legacy that will live for decades and beyond. Hats off to Isaacson, I'll be sure to check out more of his books.
His creativity and his passion for perfection. While Jobs might have been, in my view, irrational in some ways, he was great in business and electronics. As he said, he married technology with the arts.
Yes. I felt that sometimes when the reader should have read objectively, he instead read with disdain for Steve Jobs. Not good at all.
I'm a trucker of nearly 25 years. Listening to the radio is a matter of habit for me, but hearing the same songs over and over and OVER again became old. Audio books help those miles roll by faster!
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook for anyone interested in the life and work of Steve Jobs in particular and the roots of the computer and hi-tech revolution in general.
The candid content
The last chapter, concluding with Steve Jobs own words about what legacy he wanted to leave behind.
Although it did not make me laugh or cry, the book was very insightful.
I was struck by how intuitive Steve Jobs was in his business dealings rather than relying on reports or keeping close tabs on the competition. A truly in depth journey into the mind of Steve Jobs.