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Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs Audiobook

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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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    Christy Birmingham, AL, United States 06-08-12
    Christy Birmingham, AL, United States 06-08-12
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    "An excellent read/listen."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    As an Apple computer lover, I thought this insight into Steve Jobs was brilliant. It gave me a new perspective into all the Apple products and what has set this company apart from everyone else.


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    William United States 06-04-12
    William United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The Driven Mystic"
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    At the understanding his life's end was approaching, Jobs became open to those around him at work and home.


    Any additional comments?

    The future of Apple Corp. is precarious due to the loss of this focused idealist. It will be very difficult to replace what he was and was able to do.

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    Peter Chino, CA, United States 06-04-12
    Peter Chino, CA, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Leaves a lot to be desired"
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    This book had such promise, and that is failed so dismally with such an iconic person is unbelievable. Maybe i was expecting too much, but regardless, this book did not deliver

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    leilababy2 06-04-12
    leilababy2 06-04-12
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    "Amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I have.


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

    This book was everything I wanted it to be. It was good information and it was entertaining. Not too technical. I don't usually get too interested in strict biographies, but this one was well worth it.


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

    Never heard him perform before. He did I really great job. I can't think of any time during his reading that I wished it wasn't him.


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    MRG Maryland 06-02-12
    MRG Maryland 06-02-12
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    "I love this book! Steve Jobs fan for life"

    I am in love with this biography. It does start a little slow, but then again I was born in the early 80s, and could not relate as much to the beginning. The story of Steve Jobs is an incredible one, and after reading the book, you will either love him or hate him, as well as his products and company. I am a lover of all things Apple, and even more so after reading this book. I was in tears at the end, because, as with almost all biographies, the end means the death of someone remarkable.

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    Steve Morrison USA 06-02-12
    Steve Morrison USA 06-02-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Orphin, mentallity, Didn't know how to fail."
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    Him. His beliefs about what's right. White, clean and perfect. I-pod.


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

    Meetings with others. How he was right most of the time. The meeting about the i-pod and the simple ideas of what was right for sales.
    He understood how things worked and what most people liked. Simplicity.

    How he didn't understand the seriousness of his own illness, until it was to late.

    The Graduation Speeches to the young people.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    His interactions and reactions with Gates. KOOL.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Human,Electronic Genius.


    Any additional comments?

    Of course I loved it. I hope the next generations come up with some of these kind of MEN,,, AND I'M, SURE THEY WILL, NO MATTER WHAT WE DO TO STOP THEM.

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    R. N. Alsop Little Rock, AR 06-01-12
    R. N. Alsop Little Rock, AR 06-01-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Well Done!"
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    Yes I am planning on listening to this book again so that I can catch some details I missed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I appreciated getting a sense of the man Steve Jobs with many foibles as well as brilliance.


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

    Steve Jobs was the best character.


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    Michel Ramos Naples, FL 06-01-12
    Michel Ramos Naples, FL 06-01-12
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    "An extraordinary book telling an extraordinary sto"
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    Perhaps. It is a biography after all. But, maybe I would catch something I missed


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it was told raw; no sugar coating.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The comeback to Apple


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

    Cry. Definitely got a little choked up during the last few moments of his life.


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    Scott Hutsell Athens, TN USA 05-30-12
    Scott Hutsell Athens, TN USA 05-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    insight into the building of Apple


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

    near the end when cancer was killing him


    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    just enough emotion to keep interested


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

    both


    Any additional comments?

    excellent listen. recommended

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    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 05-28-12
    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 05-28-12 Member Since 2015

    I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.

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    "A real window into the man and his brilliance."
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    RIP Steve Jobs

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