While I was listening to this, I really wished I had a hard copy version of the book to see the photos---Jobs' family and bio family, the buildings he designed, and all the designs that are central to the story. The visual elements are so important that I wondered whether there is a way for Audible to include photos with an audiobook like this. Tina Fey posted photos on the web to accompany the audio version of her memoir, "Bossypants". Couldn't at least that much be done for books like this?
Of course, Benjamin Franklin. John Adams.
I thought Dylan Baker did a good job, but I found his mispronunciations to be distracting. For example, he never quite got "demur" right (the second syllable should be pronounced like "infer") and he ended up pronouncing it somewhere between "demur" and "demure".
It actually did make me cry, even though Jobs was such an S.O.B.
I am not a Mac person, but reading this helped me appreciate many people's enthusiasm for Apple products. I recommend this book as an intriguing read.
Amazing book, never got bored. An incredible man who put a major mark on all of our lives if you know it or not. Although flawed, Steve Jobs always seem to somehow make his flaws a positive. Incredible life journey. Very honest book, didn't feel the author filtered anything negative about Steve. All accounts of his life good and bad were written about. Maybe my favorite bio I've listened to so far. Narration by Dylan Baker spot on.
Genius, Simple, Complex
Steve because he is the reason we are as advanced as we are today.
When Steve tells Bill Clinton he didn't know if he did it but if he did he better fess up to America.
Loved this book!
Yes, the reader was fabulous! Much better to listen than to read, although I did both
the fact that he brought great design and functionality to computing
when SJ told Larry Ellison that he didn't need any more money
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz and Dori jones Yang
Nothing in particular. He did a good solid job
I think the points of the book with the most impact were when he got ousted from Apple and in the end when he became more pensive and introspective about his life, choices and perhaps mistakes. It was touching.
Walter Isaacson did a brilliant job of portraying Steve Jobs exactly how he was. It is hard not to get sucked into Jobs' genius and I really think Isaacson was able to retain his nuetrality and tell the "true" story of Jobs. Outstanding!!!
Editing on a Mac...
Yes, not only did it take me back to special moments in my life (being an Apple consumer since the Apple IIc hit the market), but it is a very inspiring book.
First one, he is very good and knows when to pause and emphasize.
Very interesting and insightful look at Steve Job's life...definitely worth the time to hear every word.
Best book I have ever listened to, period ! Sad when it was over.
Jobs' life is a fascinating story, particularly if you're curious about technology. But there's a great deal more than high tech, and Isaacson covers it all efficiently, although other sources hint that he presents a slightly more generous view of Jobs than others might have. His access to Jobs' family is intimate, but time may tell whether it colored an admiring portrait.
The reader has three problems.He occasionally mispronounces common words and some names, so you stop listening for a second to mentally correct what you've heard. He also seems to think he has to make the copy interesting, so it's often as if you're listening to something written with sudden ALL CAPS. Third, he's rarely able to quote someone talking without making them sound as if he or she is whinning. I found I was creating an opinion of a person from how he sounded, not from what he said. When I went back and repeated the quote to myself, I found its effect could be very different. No doubt Jobs and Eisner and Ellison, et. al., could complain, but surely they could be simply declarative more often.
He does not, fortunately, get so between you and the book as to prevent both following it and enjoying the content. Given the impact of Jobs on our culture and the details of his story, this is a biography well worth reading.