insight into the building of Apple
near the end when cancer was killing him
just enough emotion to keep interested
excellent listen. recommended
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
I don't think I could tolerate listening to it again since there was a lot of technical jargon
about computer programs. however, my first read was very enjoyable and informative.
I would have had a lot of difficulty listening to this in one sitting, as there was a lot of technical information imparted. I found Mr. Jobs' abuse of people disturbing and sad, though I was incredibly impressed by his insight and genius as well as his ability to foresee the future of the computer industry and use his talent for developing wonderful products to change the world.
RIP Steve Jobs
Yes, extremely interesting life of an extraordinary individual.
A lot to provide one would be unfair.
Enjoyed the book. It was an honest biography of a brilliant but sometimes flawed man. Refreshing and encouraging.
Choleric, creative genius
First I didn't like his voice and notation but as the story evolved I realized he was the perfect fit for this story.
This was my first bio I read from Walter Isaacson and I really enjoyed it. I like his style of storytelling and I am looking forward getting Einstein’s bio next. As for the book content, I saw the Pirates of Silicon Valley movie so lot of the stuff in the book seemed familiar but I liked hearing the additional details. Somehow the book helped me better understand the complex person Steve was.
Husband. Dad. 3D Nerd. Tech Junkie. Saints fan. Part of the Squid clan.
Steve Jobs was definitely a man of superlatives. Having listened to Isaacson's in-depth narrative of the man and his career, I definitely feel like I have a better sense of who he was and what drove him. I found it amusing that with each step along the path, Jobs found things either "the best ever" or "a piece of s--t" - there didn't seem to be any middle ground with him. While I'm not sure I would have (or could have) handled working for someone that radically ruthless and unpredictable, I certainly found deep respect for what he's built and wanted to leave behind as his legacy.
Of a more technical note - I found Dylan Baker to be a fantastic narrator and Isaacson's style of telling coherent "episodes" in Jobs life instead of doing a purely linear biography didn't break the rhythm or coherence of the work. As a result, I would say that this book is definitely worth your ears' attention. Well done.
I would listen to parts of it again. The rise, fall, and resurrection of Jobs was great and this book showed the good, bad and ugly.
I loved the behind the scenes details about Jobs, his quirks, and his management style.
Absolutely - fascinating man, well written story and very good reader.
The repeated fact over his lifetime that he was so driven to change the landscape of technology and the way people use it.
This was my first audio book so I have little to compare him to, but I think he did a very good job.
Best takeaway was when a bigwig told Jobs "I am a recovering assaholic, so I know where you're coming from". I'm going to use that line...
I wish the book had more about Job's personal life - his personal relationships like with his parents and friends. The book had some, but most was about his professional life.
Mr. Isaacson does a wonderful job telling a story which is compelling and captivating about a brilliant, yet flawed man. I enjoyed it so much I listened to the books he wrote about Einstein & Ben Franklin. While those were good as well, this books does top them both.
I liked learning about Steve as a person. The genius, the good, the ugly parts of his personality. It also made be love apple products. You can tell he loved His product. It was more than a job to him, it was his baby.
I wish there were more books like it
I loved how coy he was when going back to Apple.
Very long. There were some technical parts. I enjoyed listening to it much more then I would have enjoyed reading it.