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Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs Audiobook

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.
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Why we think it's Essential - Much has been written about Apple’s late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, but Walter Isaacson’s definitive bio is the only one authorized by Jobs himself. Based on interviews with Jobs and the people closest to him – including his wife and kids – this is an honest, revealing look at one of the greatest innovators of our time (and revolutionaries in the way we listen to books). — Diana M.

Publisher's Summary

Featuring a new epilogue read by the author.

From the author of the best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.

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.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the 21st century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

©2011 Walter Isaacson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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    Amazon Customer ALBANY, NY, US 10-02-12
    Amazon Customer ALBANY, NY, US 10-02-12
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    "Insightful as well as informative"
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    This is an outstanding book. The author and the reader do not only tell the story, but also the personality and emotions of Steve Jobs, the man behind one of the most successful enterprises.


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    Lisa REDWOOD, NY, United States 10-01-12
    Lisa REDWOOD, NY, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2016

    Married, Mother of 3 children, RN, loves the outdoors and music of all kinds. Audio books are my new addiction.

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    "Yawn !"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Walter Isaacson again?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness, that I wasted 6 hours of my life before I finally decided I didn't want to hear anymore.


    Any additional comments?

    Dear Steve,
    Love my IPad, IPod, IPhone and most of all my MacAir....hated this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Armand Riverside, CA, USA 10-01-12
    Armand Riverside, CA, USA 10-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "An entertaining and insightful look into the man"

    This book was an unexpected entertaining experience. I expected to hear about the technical aspects of Steve Jobs' career but, found that I was drawn in to the story of this man's life. I learned about not only the business man but, also the personal life of this great visionary.

    From Steve's wrestles childhood to his industry crushing adult years, Steve never stopped causing trouble. I laughed and felt the pains of Steve Jobs' life as I listened to the hi jinx filled moments of his childhood on through his career from Apple Computers, to Next, then Pixar and eventual back to Apple. He never stopped reinventing his role in society and business.

    This is a must listen.

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    Gregory KIRKLAND, AZ, United States 10-01-12
    Gregory KIRKLAND, AZ, United States 10-01-12
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    "incredible"
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Story changed my view of Jobs, he really was a special person in HIS own way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Details


    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    His soft side


    Any additional comments?

    Great author

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    Bruno 09-29-12
    Bruno 09-29-12
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    "More interesting than I expected."

    Now keep in mind that I did not know much about Steve Jobs before I listened to this book. It is an interesting story and there is much more to it than his life's work in technology. For a man obsessed with simplicity, he sure had a complicated life.

    Good choice of narrator for the book too. It was easy to imagine it was Jobs himself talking in the book.

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    Robert Wise, VA 24293 09-28-12
    Robert Wise, VA 24293 09-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A sad provoking look inside the mind of a genius."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    I found the audio version engaging & well read. Hats of to Dylan Baker!


    What other book might you compare Steve Jobs to and why?

    There is no comparison! This is a one of a kind book about a one of a kind man!


    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    Dylan Baker shows off his skills on this narration with excellent tone, cadence & tempo.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book is thought inspiring! It is literally torture to put it down!


    Any additional comments?

    Steve Job's was a man that had EVERYTHING. In the end, he struggled to discover what was truly important in his life. As you listen, you will find yourself rooting for him and discovering that perhaps he's not that different from the rest of us after all.

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    Linda West Bentonville,AR,USA 09-28-12
    Linda West Bentonville,AR,USA 09-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Apple is King"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    reader's voice quality and inflection. Story itself is interesting -very human


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steve Jobs?

    choices and decision times along the way


    Which character – as performed by Dylan Baker – was your favorite?

    steve


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


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    kate 09-26-12
    kate 09-26-12
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    "Too Much Geek!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    I loved hearing about the private life of Steve Jobs, but the technical details included in this book were way beyond my technical knowledge!!!


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    Justin Potomac Falls, VA, United States 09-26-12
    Justin Potomac Falls, VA, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "As honest as a biography can be."
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    It seemed to be an even handed honest look at Jobs' life. What made him tick, why he acted the way he did. It was an exciting inside look at the mind and life of a brilliant (and crazy) man.


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    Amazon Customer East Greenwich, RI 09-26-12
    Amazon Customer East Greenwich, RI 09-26-12
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    "Amazing.. highly recommended"
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    I loved and enjoyed every bit of this audiobook.. excellent and well researched writing by Walter Isaacson and superb narration by Dylan Baker... highly recommended for every one... And one last thing...Steve, you were a genius and human race will miss you!!!


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