"A unique man,"
Absolutely . An interesting biography of a unique person . Not just the amazing success of his ideas but an insight into the unusual lifestyle .
Warts and all really . Steve Jobs could be very unpleasant as well as a kind of genius .
Only this one .
Actually yes , but it was too long .
Perhaps the most interesting non-fiction audio I've listened to recently .
"Best Steve Jobs Book I have Listened Too"
Yes,This book is extremely interesting and informative and a must for any fans of Steve Jobs .
Steve Jobs,The man was immense.
I have not yet had the pleasure
At around 25 hours i wasn't going to listen to this all at once but it went on at every opportunity.
This is my favourite biography i have listened too and i recommend it to all.
"Held my interest for the whole book"
Loved the early days and the later return to Apple, a complex genius. If you're interested in computers and business it for you.
"Fab insight into the life of Steve Jobs"
I love his passion for life and the passion he poured into Apple.
I love the genius of using apologists, musicians ... Rather than just experts in technology.
His passion for a simplistic life & simplistic technology that performs perfectly.
The words of Steve Jobs are full of passion, logic and humour and always convey his wisdom.
Although I am yet to finish the book I have gained a great deal from the words he spoke and the life he lead.
The fact that we saw the entirety of Steve Jobs life which until this point we have been unable to see fully.
At times I felt the person reading this was not using their tone of voice to convey parts of the story.
Although I am yet to finish the book I have not yet found anything to dislike,
*unlike 'stories' that I have listened to I found I needed to create time to listen to this rather than having it on when I'm in bed trying to relax or whilst working. I feel that this is the nature of the book and took this into account before purchasing it,•
I have been moved by the honesty, the unexpected & the business path that Steve Jobs took.
I am yet to finish the book and am quite sure that there will be more moments, decisions & quotes that move me
I feel that this is a well composed book.
Although I have to stop and 'really' listen to this story it is well worth it.
It is probably equally good in the printed edition
All moments. It is a fantastic book
"Inspirational: a flawed genius"
My first biographic audiobook so wasn't sure how I'd take it but thought it was engaging and fascinating.
The times when his obsession with perfection clouded every logical conclusion.
His 'reality distortion field' which whilst making him almost impossible to work for/with, also pushed people around him to do things which they thought were impossible. This is why Apple is were they are today. Jobs still lives there in spirit.
It was understated but clear and well delivered.
His battle against cancer.
"The compelling story of a flawed genius"
I bought the print version and it sat on my bedside table for a year without being opened. Being such a long book, it is a difficult thing to start. I listened to this over the course of a month, dipping in on car journeys or in the bath. It's the only way I could get into it!
The tempestuous story of the young Steve Jobs making mistakes and inspired leaps on founding the company and growing it from his garage in to the huge company it was in the 80's and then losing the whole thing.
I don't think this is story meant to move you, but to tell you about Steve Jobs, warts and all. It isn't moving, but it is inspiring.
"Revealing in unexpected ways"
The story of course, but also the picture of how he, and the many people who helped him, built a fantastic brand.
Not really applicable
Undoubtedly the many where he's ranting about things that are not good enough.
Couldn't put it down.
Strangely, reading this book has made me vastly more intolerant when it comes to bad service and badly designed products. I've never been an Apple fan boy, but it actually made me try and buy a MacBook. Why? Because it works!
"Love him or hate him - what a story"
Steve Jobs is a Marmite character - you either love him or hate him but whichever camp you fall into you cannot deny that his ideas have changed the way we view gadgets and technology.
His passion, well one would almost say his obsession, with not just making ordinary products but products that would fit seamlessly into everyday life is fascinating to read/hear about.
The book is not just about his high points but is honest and shows the darker side of Steve's character. The tan trums when he doesn't get his own way, the way he abandoned family members, the way he sometimes treated employees and competitors is at times shocking!
I devoured this inside of a week and enjoyed every minute of it.
"Worth every minute listening"
I would definitely recommend this audiobook. It is one of the most enjoyable books I have listened to in a long time.
It was all great, but I especially loved hearing all about the development of the products and the reasons why they went with the features and how they came up with the ideas.
I think it was well delivered and as i was pregnant at the time i would not have managed such an enjoyable read i don't think.