I'm both an avid reader and audiobook listener. I use the latter only in my car, unless
there is a section of a book that I simply can't stop hearing until my next car outing.
This book is outstanding at every level. Walter Isaacson is a phenomenal writer, Steve Jobs is probably one of the most fascinating people of my lifetime, and I thoroughly enjoy Dylan Baker's performance. I've spent about a month with this book and shall really miss it when it is finished.
I really wish that someone would make a film out of this book.
Because you heard the good, the bad, and the ugly! We all have strengths & weaknesses, good days, and bad days. This book discussed all of Job's traits! He was truly eccentric.
Steve Jobs, of course! Brilliant man.
Yes, but time did not permit.
Thanks to Steve Jobs for inspiring his Apple team to create such awesome technology and thanks to the Author for representing Jobs so well! Thoroughly enjoyed.
A story of a protectionist that could produce written by a damn good writer!
A "trip" from the 80s!
My daughter and best friend loved it but I was not prepared to like it at all. I have never liked bios. They were something I “HAD TO” read in HS and college. They were boring! Not this one!!!!! I hated to put it down it was so interesting.
I now understand his philosophies on electronics, food, body and soul. I don’t agree with any of them but I now understand his thought process. He was a genius, difficult man with VERY strange ideas on food, body and soul.
I heartily recommend this book. It was wonderfully written and read.
The World According to JimG944
4 Stars for the Audible book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. For this review, I am having trouble rating the quality of the book vs the contents of the book. As a biography, I'd give the book a 5 star; it is really well done. For the contents (i.e. Steve Jobs), I'd give it a 3 rating; I was not a fan of Jobs nor Apple before reading this book and I am still not a fan. For the book, it is clear that Isaacson had in-depth access to Jobs and everyone associated with him thru his career. The book shows that alot of research and data gathering was performed. The book did a great job of following the timeline while providing color and texture to the man. I have been working in the silicon valley since 1980 and this book tied together alot of factoids, news items, rumors and historical tidbits that I had been aware of but not in a larger context. I am mixed in my opinion on recommending this book; so I will withhold giving it a "recommended reading".
Vegetarian who seemed to ignore the rule sometimes and made exceptions for what wasn't meat.
Much better understanding of who Steve Jobs really was.
Great narration and compelling story.
Unagi with his daughter.
Yes I would. There is a lot of unknown stuff that came out in the book.
Great book. I was a little on the fence to listen to it as I have not been an Apple fan. But overall, I would recommend this book.
Believe me, I am NOT and Apple Fanboi, but I really liked this book. As with his biography of Einstein, Isaacson does a good job of mixing his subject's work with his personal life. The narration is very good, though not outstanding.