My entire weekend was sucked up listening to this. I loved the way the story of Jobs unfolded, and how he gave gave Isaacson the leeway to tell the story Jobs in the manner he felt appropriate. Is it true Jobs said he wouldn't read the book in order to give Isaacson this freedom? When you learn about Jobs, it seems his control-freakish ways would never allow this, but the man we learned about wouldn't have approved of some of this material. I wish it had come with digital pictures though! Did it and I missed them? This book has stayed with me since I first listened to it several weeks ago. I bought the book just so I could re-read it. Wish I had done that during the listening of the book!
This story illuminated the world of Steve Jobs quite well. His accomplishments and his boorish behavior are amazing. Really compelling
A most memorable moment was when Steve Jobs sent his food back three times at a restaurant because it wasn't good enough.
This narrator's lack of vocal variation is appalling. And the tone! It is really hard to listen to him for so many hours. You have to have better narrators connected with audible.
Excellent narration, compelling story, eye-opening detailed history of Silicon Valley and Apple Computers.
Big Picture story of Jobs and Tech Industry
Steve Jobs vs Apple vs John Sculley
Last days of Jobs' life
Perfect introduction to audio books and a great companion on a long driving journey!
This story is interesting, if a bit repetitive. The main points about Jobs' essential character are repeated, and repeated. The rest is mostly a timeline. Fortunately Jobs himself is a fascinating fixture that made a huge impact on not just computing but the way humans interact with their machines.
I found the narrator's style nearly un-listenable and just had the whole thing play at 2x speed. This helps with the narrators unnecessary dramatic over-enunciation. Someone more matter-of-fact, or just a simpler delivery style would have been much more appropriate, and, well, Jobsian.
I Will recommend this book to ALL my friends
When he sold Pixar back to Disney
The Genius Bastard
The Man DRIVES his employes to Perfection
The ins and outs of Steve Jobs personality are fascinating and disturbing. This man was meant to inspire products and control those products, and the people that ultimately created them.
Some of the pronunciations varied. E.g. Jon Rubinstein was pronounced Rubinstein and Rubinsteen. It is pronounced the former.
Control. The Steve Jobs Story.
I got an apple II in high school and did my college paper on the new Mac.Now my kids are in college and have imac's and my 6 year old has his own iPad 2, Apple did change the world. So many memories so many new insights I never knew.
I thought the book was very informative. It seemed to tell it like it is. No one is perfect but it is nice to find out that the people higher up are just regular people also. I have seen documentaries on Steve Jobs and the book coincides with what was said in the documentaries.
The book was clearly read and was easy to follow.
It was a very long book and is not something I would listen to for long periods of time. When I downloaded the file to my Kindle Fire it was divided into 3 parts. I listened to each part at a different sitting.
This book is good for anyone who is curious about Steve Jobs and wants to know more about his personal life, early and late.
Gratuitous profanity and vulgar language always makes me cringe, and there is a lot of it in this book.
Overall, enjoyable and fascinating to read about the life of a man who so fundamentally changed our world
When I started chapter 1 I was surprised by how little inflection Dylan had... but as the book progressed either I got used to his lack of inflection or he gets better.