The story moves generally in chronological order, beginning with how Steve was put up for adoption, and then tells the almost unbelievable story of how he started building computers in his parent's garage, and eventually how he orchestrated the phenomenal success of Apple. The author discusses the personal and professional successes and failures of Jobs, and gives the listener an insider's view of this very talented man. It is apparent that Steve Jobs' vision and single-minded focus were the drivers of Apple's rise to become the most valuable company in history. This was fascinating listening from start to finish.
A successful leader who had innovative ideas in the technology world.
Jobs was relentless when it comes to voicing his opinion whether it was positive or negative.
The moment when his biological father told Jobs' sister a story when he used to worked at a restaurant where many big names from Silicone Valley companies would come in, including Steve Jobs.
A great book to read. It gives a better understanding of the man behind the most successful company in the world.
This is an outstanding book. The author and the reader do not only tell the story, but also the personality and emotions of Steve Jobs, the man behind one of the most successful enterprises.
Married, Mother of 3 children, RN, loves the outdoors and music of all kinds. Audio books are my new addiction.
Sadness, that I wasted 6 hours of my life before I finally decided I didn't want to hear anymore.
Love my IPad, IPod, IPhone and most of all my MacAir....hated this book.
This book was an unexpected entertaining experience. I expected to hear about the technical aspects of Steve Jobs' career but, found that I was drawn in to the story of this man's life. I learned about not only the business man but, also the personal life of this great visionary.
From Steve's wrestles childhood to his industry crushing adult years, Steve never stopped causing trouble. I laughed and felt the pains of Steve Jobs' life as I listened to the hi jinx filled moments of his childhood on through his career from Apple Computers, to Next, then Pixar and eventual back to Apple. He never stopped reinventing his role in society and business.
This is a must listen.
The Story changed my view of Jobs, he really was a special person in HIS own way.
His soft side
Now keep in mind that I did not know much about Steve Jobs before I listened to this book. It is an interesting story and there is much more to it than his life's work in technology. For a man obsessed with simplicity, he sure had a complicated life.
Good choice of narrator for the book too. It was easy to imagine it was Jobs himself talking in the book.
I found the audio version engaging & well read. Hats of to Dylan Baker!
There is no comparison! This is a one of a kind book about a one of a kind man!
Dylan Baker shows off his skills on this narration with excellent tone, cadence & tempo.
This book is thought inspiring! It is literally torture to put it down!
Steve Job's was a man that had EVERYTHING. In the end, he struggled to discover what was truly important in his life. As you listen, you will find yourself rooting for him and discovering that perhaps he's not that different from the rest of us after all.
reader's voice quality and inflection. Story itself is interesting -very human
choices and decision times along the way
I loved hearing about the private life of Steve Jobs, but the technical details included in this book were way beyond my technical knowledge!!!