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Carp, ON, Canada

  • 3 reviews
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  • 145 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015

  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Amazing balanced informative gripping.!"
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    I love the balance that is portrayed about Steve. I came away having more respect and more dislike for Steve jobs. You really saw the fire in the belly that dictates everything Steve jobs did and what made his work great. I am writing this review on an iPad2 having given away my iPad1. I really understand why I love my iPad and my iPhone so much. It's all about design! The iPod, iPhone and iPad where not the first of their kind, but most would agree they are the best designed. The book really highlighted Steve's obsession with design, but it also highlighted some of the failings in that obsession.

    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very balanced. It was detailed but not boring in its amount of detail.

    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    It was well read. The voice was easy to listen to and I found it a good conversation not a sermon like some audio books.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several times I was close to tears. As a person who often does not march to the same drum as masses it was inspiring to hear how many people did not belive in Steve's ideas and that usually he was right.

    Any additional comments?

    Everyone under 25 should read this book as a history of computers and how they got where they are now. It has some great history on Microsoft and windows aswell. Anyone wanting an interesting history of how the personal computer went from really complicated geeks only tool to a universal easy to use indispensable tool for the masses should read this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar

    In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward), Jeffrey Young examines Jobs' remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in years.

    Blair says: "Steve Jobs History painted with a wide brush"
    "Obsolete due to Walter Isaacson biograph!"
    What would have made iCon Steve Jobs better?

    I read this book after reading Walter Isaacson biography that is far more complete and informative. First off this book ends before iPhone or iPad is developed so it is really missing a huge final section. Even in the parts that's are covered by both books there were maybe 3 very minor nuggets of information that I learned from this book that were not in the Walter Isaacson version.This book read like a high school english class trying to write an apple press release most of the time.Both books talk about a reality distortion field around Steve jobs. This author was totally caught up in that field.

    Has iCon Steve Jobs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Read the Walter Isaacson biography it is far more balanced and far more complete.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Sklar’s performances?

    I would trybanother as a canadian I find the accent harder to lisen to then more northern accents.

    What character would you cut from iCon Steve Jobs?

    Besides the fan boy mentality it the lack of information that's the matter.

    Any additional comments?

    Walter Isaacson biography makes this one obsolete don't waste you time or money unless you have a real love of Steve jobs and the Walter Isaacson biography isn't enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

    Bill Ciocco says: "Highly Recommended"
    "Great information easy to understand"
    Where does The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great book. It's information is very usefull and well delivered. Very powerful discussion on the basis and reality of what is love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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