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Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

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From best-selling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

With an introduction read by the author.

©2011 Walter Isaacson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Inc

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    Djuro 04-09-12
    Djuro 04-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    We've all heard the stories but this book proves just how tough a competitor Steve Jobs was during this short but significant life.I grew up with the first Apple computers so the Jobs story was a must read/listen.His passion for great products changed the world and although he was incredibly rude and difficult he made people perform when they didn't believe they could - he was inspirational.There will be other books about the technical side of Apple but this is about the man - an honest tale that makes an already great story .. even better.


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    Jithin United Arab Emirates 04-04-12
    Jithin United Arab Emirates 04-04-12

    Avid reader from Dubai. Now slowly trying to get on the audible bandwagon.

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    "Shocking & Inspiring!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    I wouldnt say it is better or worse, id say the audio version is very convenient and more compact than a book. I can listen to it in the car, while going for a walk, when im on a plane and want to close my eyes. A book would be harder to carry around.


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

    Reality Distortion - The pressure to make situations change to your comfort.


    What about Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) ’s performance did you like?

    Good Introduction


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

    Intensity+Passion = GENIUS


    Any additional comments?

    Im only 1/3rd of the way into the book and its great. Being an apple fan, the reality of the man Steve Jobs is shocking and makes me want to hit him, but if not for his arrogance and intensity we probably might not have seen technology such as the ipad, ipod, apple tv's and the Macs!

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    Teerawat Issariyakul Bangkok, Thailand 04-04-12
    Teerawat Issariyakul Bangkok, Thailand 04-04-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Long, but worth reading"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but only those who has time.


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

    When Jobs give a lecture to students, and he got an advice that no one'd like to be lectured. But everyone loves story.


    What about Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) ’s performance did you like?

    Dylan Baker was the narrator of the audiobook version. His voice is quite strong and nice. He kept me engaged in the book for the whole time.


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

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    The reasons I like biography is that it is inspring. I’d like to know more about someone I admire, and Steve Jobs was one of them. I started out knowing next to nothing about Steve Jobs (although I own an iPod nano and a Mac book pro). I was kindda curious about the people behind it. From this book, I learn a lot about Steve Jobs, his invention, and his company. To most people, Steve was a Genious. But who would have known that he had a very conflicting personality. He was a firm believer in Hindu and Zen. Yet, he was obnoxious and very hard to deal with. He’d like to be at the intersection of technology and humanity. Yet, he was no humanitarian. He did everything in his own way regardless of whether his action will hurt others. I’m glad that I get to know that side of him.
    This book is a bit long. It took me almost two months to read it. Despite excurciating details, I enjoy reading this book. The book contains the story since before his birth, his childhood, his success, his failure, his return, and his departure. It’s a long enjoyable book. And, it’s worth reading. The only problem that I have is that it’s a bit too long. -- Teerawat Issariyakul

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    Raissa Pasig, Philippines 03-17-12
    Raissa Pasig, Philippines 03-17-12
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    "interesting book fit for an interesting man"

    This was a very interesting read. Not a glorification of Steve Jobs but a wonderful portrayal of who he was. I appreciated the balance that Isaacson's used in writing this book. Much to my delight, this book was not only about Steve Jobs but was also how technology changed through the years so it was like learning history apart from getting to know Jobs a little bit better. What would have made a 5-star rating though was if the narration was better. I felt that the narrator could have improved by making the lines of people more distinct from the narration.

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    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 03-17-12
    Matteo Barcelona, Spain 03-17-12 Member Since 2013

    I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!

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    "Keep Away, this book has NOTHING!"

    I never understood why people are so fascinated with Steve Jobs. Yes, he revolutionized many industries, and Yes I think its cool that the Iphone exists. But do we really want our heroes to be people that treat other people badly?

    After many months I read this book because it was advised to me by a really smart person. So since innovation is something that interests me, I tough it was important to read it.

    The thing is. Is not only that I dont admire Jobs at all, as he was a terrible father, friend and boss. But this is one of the first business related books that I have read and learn absolutely nothing. The only thing I can take from Jobs is that Less is more (no news here) and he was very good at that.

    Apart from this, frankly, I dont see much I can learn from reading this book.

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    Dona Hamilton, Australia 03-03-12
    Dona Hamilton, Australia 03-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Insight into a Brilliant But Complicated Man"

    I learned so much from this book! Don't think I could have worked or been friends with Jobs, but he was brilliant at what he did. I think Apple users and those who enjoy computer history books would especially enjoy this book.

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    Stephen glen iris, Australia 02-23-12
    Stephen glen iris, Australia 02-23-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Fantastic"

    Fascinating and welll written description of Job personality, genius and struggles. Great listening and highly recommended.

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    Steven Berwick, Australia 02-10-12
    Steven Berwick, Australia 02-10-12
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    "One of the great biographies"
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    Superb modern biography of a flawed genius. Warts and all story of the emergence of Apple the organisation, and the evolution of Jobs the man.

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    Ender MARACAIBO, Venezuela 02-09-12
    Ender MARACAIBO, Venezuela 02-09-12

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    "This book has the material to make a movie"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    The life of this man change the world


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it True


    Which character – as performed by Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) – was your favorite?

    Walter I


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

    It make me stay awake some nights just listening


    Any additional comments?

    The best resent biografi book that I read / listen

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    UCHENNA 02-05-12
    UCHENNA 02-05-12

    More interested in serious conversations that most writers fail to discuss. Would find unsubstantiated theories and comments a bore

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    "Great read. Difficult to drop"
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top half


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

    His rilvary with Bill Gates


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

    When Jobs was ousted from Apple


    Any additional comments?

    Strongly recommend for anyone interested in facts about greatness

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  • Alan Dunne
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    11/21/15
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    "A definitive biography of a legend in his time"

    Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs is an absolute titan of the computer world. He was responsible, or heavily involved in, some of the biggest and best innovations in the industry. This book outlines his meteoric rise from building computers in his garage (with his buddy Steve Wozniak) to becoming CEO of the most valuable company in the world.

    The book is extremely well written by an author who was given full access to all parties involved as well as total control over the narrative and content. When you're finished, you'll understand how unusual such a move was for Steve Jobs. But it has resulted in the absolute definitive story of a legend in his own time.

    I would highly recommend this audio book. I finished it in under 2 weeks as I couldn't stop listening at every chance possible.

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  • Sowmya
    11/7/15
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    "terrefic book"

    simply loved it.. a true inspiration and an extremely honest approach by Walter.. As he rightly put in the end, Jobs is not really smart but a true genius..
    I would define jobs as a person with a astute eye for secondary products and knows how to really get things done right.. learned a lot from this book..

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  • henry fitzsimons
    BELFAST, Co Antrim, GB
    11/3/15
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    "Respect great Innovator"

    Well written good insights
    What a journey one of the original pioneers who followed through!
    Sad ending but much more respect than how media portrays. God Bless

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  • J. Harris
    10/27/15
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    "The journey is the reward."

    Fantastic biography of the late Steve Jobs that doesn't gloss over the dark side, but paints a portrait of the multifaceted artist who built the world's most valuable company the second time around.

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  • Previn
    10/21/15
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    "Genius"

    I don't really like biographies usually but I was drawn to this because of my fascination with technology and Apple in general. It was a fascinating story of a complex and quite brilliant business leader, whom frequently was a pretty odious indict usual but whose enduring legacy will be how he has changed how we interact with each other and the world around us.

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  • Parv
    9/20/15
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    "loved it!"

    Nicely narrated, shows both sides for Job's personality. It's a long book but it's worth the time. It shows how the world around us build by people no different all of us. Would definitely recommend. A lot can be learned fom it.

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  • Gaby
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    8/3/15
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    "Jobs the magician"

    Not a perfect human but the perfect magician. Not for money but to create a legacy

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  • cmj123
    7/26/15
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    "Profoundly different"

    I really love the narrative of the story. It inspires me to think, act, and imagine differently.

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  • Mark Hamnett
    Corton Denham, Dorset
    7/24/15
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    "Outstanding"
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    its a great story read in an exellent voice and tone


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is a modern story that we all think we know and then there's the book!


    What does Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    compulsion to keep going


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Brave New World


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  • Fabiola
    7/24/15
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    "Simply Amazing"

    Extremely well written and narrated, will listen to it again and again.
    Enjoyed it thoroughly. What an amazing creator Steve was, a real visionary.

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