I have listened for three hours and find the narrator disturbing. He might be appropriate for a children's book for impressionable young boys, but not this sophisticated tale.
The narrator's voice got on my nerves
His inflections didn't work. His voice is just hard to listen to for a long time
Go back to my mysteries. This book was WAY too long.
Steve Jobs is a jerk. I know lots of geniuses are but...ugh. I'm really not an Apple fanatic. My sister works there and bullies me into buying apple products. I like my Ipad for travel but all in all I think Apple products are overpriced and overhyped. All this book did was solidify that opinion. I'm 2/3 through the book and I keep waiting for ANYTHING to like about this man.
Yes, the book is very detailed and progresses eloquently.
The whole book
No, too long.
Would recommend it.
Definitely. The narration of this book was done really well. This book was well written, and complimented the subject matter so well. I think each party did the story justice.
The audio version was better for me, because I listened while traveling.
When Jobs and Woz were trying to sell their Captain Crunch black box for making free phone calls, and Jobs was negotiating with the "bad guys."
Dylan Baker brings honesty to the telling of the story. I felt like I was in the room, watching events unfold.
I was moved by Jobs pride for the accomplishments of his son.
I was in the computer business in the late '70's and early '80's - and knew Steve Jobs professionally, though not very well. This book was a walk down memory lane for me, remembering the technological innovations in hardware and software of that period, what was happening politically and economically, especially in California, and all of the key players. I laughed out loud in places and shook my head at Steve's antics in others. Mostly I was intrigued by his obsession with perfection in everything he did. I would not want to be married to Steve Jobs, but I sure wouldn't want to be without my iPhone, my Mac mini, my iPad, my iPod, etc. Well done! Lorraine Mecca, President and CEO, Micro D, Inc.
overall an interesting portrait of a slightly sad figure. From his being adopted to being not the most loving father and sometimes a miserable human being, you can't help but appreciate his genius when it comes to knowing what the public wanted in a truly great product. While his methods were questionable you have to appreciate the dedication he had to the company he founded and at the same time hate him for being a wreck as a person.
A little too cynical sounding for me in his narration. I really wish the author had read it instead.
The book dragged on for me, but I found the story of Steve Jobs so fascinating I'm really glad I read it. I love that it shows how this kid that doesn't sound like he has a promising beginning ends up making this incredible company despite, or because?, he's so brutal in running it. It was fun living in the area he lived in and listening to this as I'd run by the Apple complex too, it made it so real for me. The message I most liked from the book is the idea that you can do anything you put your mind to, you can push your limits and can change boundaries.
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.