Good book on a very interesting man. Could have taken out a few of the similar stories showcasing Steve's character.
I am 45 years old and I grew up in the shadows of his accomplishments. I am more like Woz and prefer an open system to do with as I please, but I admire all the innovation Steve Jobs gave to all of us. He thinks all other products are crap? he should know how crappy those products would have been if they were not forced to compete with his works of art. I'm a PC, but he truly did create art, and force others to live up to their potential and create art also.
The author did a wonderful job of being objective, we truly get to know Steve Jobs, more so in a way than people who have known him personally. I am sure they too will learn more from reading... Listening to this book.
WOW, um.... no its over 20 hours long.
God bless Steve jobs, the world will be a much darker place with out him.
I thouroughly enjoyed the listen and actually finished the almost 24 hours in about 48. I was very interested in the story and the reader was very good. I would have liked to have heard more, like maybe an update after his death or more detail about his wife's and kid's opinions. Maybe that can be added later. If you have any interest in the man and how everything fit together, you'll enjoy this listen.
I'm not a rabid fan of all things Apple, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is very well written, and the cultural education about the computer revolution are invaluable. Excellent read and well worth the time.
The book revealed his great sides and his dark sides equally.
His impersonation of Steve Jobs made you feel it was read by Steve Jobs.
It's amazing to see how very raw and narcissistic he was and yet how out of that came such greatness and such inspiration.
I normally don't listen to books twice.
Insight into the personality of Steve Jobs.
Read the book like he had written it. Excellent narrator.
No but enjoyed it when I could get to it.
Never knew Jobs was such a difficult person.
Unbelievable, really. He accomplished so much. Listening to it on my iPod was so appropriate. I also got the iBook version to see the pictures. I didn't like the narrator very much as he sounded whiney when he was reading Jobs' quotes. But the story is certainly compelling on so many levels -- his personal life, his business acumen, his creativity and vision, and his "taste."
If you read, return to the little kingdom, there was a lot of that here. That said, this book speaks to a life fully devoted to Apple, and a company SJ created.
No one could ever have the same devotion to Apple that SJ did. To the extent that he alienated many.
SJ's story won't really be told well for another 5-10 years, however this was a book that had great timing for it's author.
The information and comments of Jony Ive.
It did make you feel sad at times
Great easy to listen to reading. A fascinating story about the origins of some very familiar things. Kind of like... And now for the REST of the story! Did not necessarily, convince me to like Steve Jobs....but really made me respect Apple...and want an iPhone!
Steve Jobs is an enigma that Walter Isaacson skillfully unwraps, and Dylan Baker's masterful narration adds to the experience. Isaacson covers Jobs' genius and his darker elements. He follows Steve's journey from a humble start as an adopted child, through his hippie years as a college dropout who liked to drop acid, and into a driven, persnickety technophile and business mogul who made Apple a business sensation. We may never "figure out" Steve Jobs, but this book helps us appreciate the inner conflicts and quirks that helped Jobs forge a unique marriage between technology and art. It is the kind of well-told story you will want to hear again.