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Steve Jobs Audiobook
Steve Jobs
Written by: 
Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: 
Dylan Baker
Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs Audiobook

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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Justin 09-21-12
    Justin 09-21-12 Member Since 2016

    Nurse. Foodie. Spiritually Motivated.

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    "Enlightening!"
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    Wonderfully insightful read. A rare glimpse into the life of a very interesting person.


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

    If I could sit in one spot for 25 hours, most definitely.


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    jack 09-18-12
    jack 09-18-12
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    "A True Inventor--"
    What did you like best about this story?

    story is very believable and provides a wonderful insight into a an incredibly creative person who could not even take good care of himself causing his own death at a very young age


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    Blake Montgomery, AL, United States 09-18-12
    Blake Montgomery, AL, United States 09-18-12
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    "Incredible insight into a complicated genius"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    I learned that even with severe personality quirks Jobs had, he was brilliant at making Apple successful.


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

    The conversation with Bill Gates just prior to his death.


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

    I'm not sure


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was an incredible experience.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read.

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    Judith Davenport, IA, United States 09-17-12
    Judith Davenport, IA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Outstanding, honest picture of a flawed genius"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the dialogue between characters in essential points of history were real events in audible!


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

    First conflict between Jobs and Gates


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were too many for me to choose.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    His relationship with his oldest daughter. I was angry, but it was part of the openess given to the author.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be sharing it with my son who has an internet firm. We have had Apple computers since the first one!

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    Jason Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada 09-16-12
    Jason Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada 09-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Insight and Background"

    As a long time mac enthusiast this book was enlightening and really gave some insight into Steve Jobs and the decisions made throughout the years. I had several..."oh, that's why they did that" moments. I like how the author covered certain topics as a whole rather than just a chronological biography. Great book.

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    Penelope FOLSOM, CA, United States 09-15-12
    Penelope FOLSOM, CA, United States 09-15-12
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    "Excellent! Interesting, insightfully funny & sad."
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A top notch audiobook for sure. Surprisingly an intimate look into his life through a timeline of products.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Steve Jobs!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Steve Jobs return to Apple!


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

    No, the audiobook it is too long but I did listen for long periods of time.


    Any additional comments?

    What an icon Steve Jobs is even today. I think he is an interesting study of creativity and innovation. His design instincts and passion for innovation will long be missed.

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    william 09-13-12
    william 09-13-12
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    "You won't get past the narrator..."

    Ok book about an amazing talent and icon...narrator was as bad as I could have imagined, I would not listen to a best seller narrated by this guy again if it were free!

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    karen Morrison, CO, United States 09-12-12
    karen Morrison, CO, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    Product history


    What did you like best about this story?

    Insight into how the product ideas came about


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

    His struggle to continue to be a part of something he helped to create


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    Ron 09-10-12
    Ron 09-10-12
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    "How our World was Changed Forever"
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    His genius.
    The amazing story of how personal computing became an integral part of our lives. To think that from now on, most of the world will not remember a time before computers. This book is the history of how it all began.


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

    Steve's personality is memorable, he was such an unlikable person yet his genius somehow makes his arrogant behavior OK.


    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    Didn't notice it much, which is a good thing, it was all about the story.


    Any additional comments?

    An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and how personal computing began. A story about the power, intimacy, and curious nature of those people who changed our lives forever. The world will now be different than it was in t he time before these amazing people. Was it them, or was it simply time? We'll never know for sure.
    One thing is for sure, our world is different because of Apple and Steve Jobs.

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    Mary United States 09-10-12
    Mary United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2010

    Mary Liechty Adams

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    "Creative Narcissist!"

    While this man contributed to the introduction of marvelous technology to the world, he must have been nearly impossible to live with and/or work with! His primary gift may have been to recognize the talent to manifest his dreams!

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