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Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Luis Paraguay 11-13-11
    Luis Paraguay 11-13-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "Great book!!"

    One of the best book, make me admire Jobs even more. I am sad that
    Walter didnt undestand why Jobs did most of the things, and the reallity distorsion that in the book they talk to much, was the way that Steve has to push and do things. I am a designer, and I know that you can make in one night hours before the due date the best job and with presure.
    We will miss you Steve.

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    Stephen Carrickboy, Ireland 11-10-11
    Stephen Carrickboy, Ireland 11-10-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Fascinating account of a complex figure."

    The book largely consists of anecdotes about Steve Jobs, and its very much up to the reader to draw conclusions.

    The contractions of his character and the phenomenal nature of his achievements, from the original Mac to Pixar to the iPhone, means this approach makes for a great book, particularly if you have an interest in the technology sector.



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    Luciano 11-07-11
    Luciano 11-07-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderfull Story and Storytelling"

    Worth every cent. A amazing story about a man that we might not get to experience in our lifetime. Narrated beautifully. Well done.

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    Richch 11-05-11
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    "Isaacson Does It Right"

    This story was built for audio! Great to listen, esp when going for a long run in the morning...get this goodness!!

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    Marcos Caceres 10-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent story of a sad little sociopath"

    I've read other semi-biographies of Jobs and, working with a lot of people in the tech industry, I'd heard many of the stories of how much of a bastard he was. However, this biography left me quite bemused and surprised: I never expected Jobs to be such a disgustingly-shameless-sociopath-brat-cry-baby! even to the last minute, with Jobs having to have control over the cover image of the book.

    I don't think he would have liked much of what is inside this book; which is what makes it great.

    It's amazing that Jobs sought out Isaacson to write this biography. And Isaacson, pre-warning Jobs that he was going to uncover all the dirt, delivers a very inhuman story. In Isaacson other book on Einstein, he also revealed Albert's many flaws and brought Albert down to our level. With this book, he absolutely devastates the image of Jobs as a great business leader and as human being: from his stinky hippy days, to his denial of his daughter Lisa and smear campaign of the mother, to his tyrannical and plainly mean way he constantly ripped-off and mistreated other people.

    I guess Job's own reflection of his life must have been also distorted by his "reality distortion field". It's great that this book came out when it did. If anything, it shows that Steve Jobs was not in the same league as other great inventors and geniuses of the past century. Jobs just rode on the great ideas of those around him. If it was him that made those ideas successful is unclear, so Jobs is just shown as part of the greater collective that was, and remains, Apple computers.

    I anything, it's good that Isaacson shows why no one should take inspiration from the cold, hard, tyrannical a**hole that was Steve Jobs. A great read! And proof you can't judge a book by its cover.

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  • Akashptl
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    1/13/15
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    "Masterpiece"

    Great story of an extraordinary man.

    Long in length but never boring.

    Well written and narrated.

    Was a joy to listen to, and set the imagination running wild. Brilliant.

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  • Christian
    1/9/15
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    "Awe inspiring!"

    No holds barred, great story about the guy that gave us great tech, who took all the fuss away & simplified our gadgets so we could get on with our lives and make his toys part of those lives we all love to lead and share.
    Thank you Steve Jobs, r.i.p.

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  • Stu
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    "Loved it, an inspirational journey"

    I rushed to the car each evening to listen, a very interesting journey to follow with highs and lows. Jobs was an interesting and crazy character that you would want to keep onside

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  • M. K. Slaughter
    Reading, Berkshire
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    "A Good listen especially if your an aging IT geek."
    What did you like most about Steve Jobs?

    An interesting biography commissioned by the man when he knew his days were numbered and not ammended by him!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm not an Apple purchaser but owe 35+ years of my income to what the Apple II taught me about electronics and programming. So personally I found the early part a real trip down memory lane whilst the later chapters were enlightening regarding modern Apple philosophy.


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

    Too long for that and a few subjects were re-iterated, but I found that totally forgivable.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any interest in the Apple story I cannot see why you would not be gripped by this!

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/11/14
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    "Think you know your idevice ?"
    What did you like most about Steve Jobs?

    Whilst offering the listener a chronicle of events leading to the Apple that we see today, we are also treated to a deep and candid insight into the character of a man who has literally changed the world in which we live. The personality, the methods, the behaviours and the outcomes are all laid bare in this compelling story of industrial and social leadership. Put simplly - I've owned a few Apple devices over the years - but now, as I look down towards my iPhone, I view it in a completely different way than I did before I purchased this book. Outstanding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the candid balanced insight into the character and the way it brought to life the dna of those Apple devices that surround us all.


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

    Very clear, emotionally balanced narration delivered at the correct speed and cadence. Excellent.


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

    Yes - but at +25 hours in length, that would be quite a feat.


    Any additional comments?

    You don't know your iPhone until you listen to this book.......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JohnMD
    10/1/14
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    "A unique man,"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely . An interesting biography of a unique person . Not just the amazing success of his ideas but an insight into the unusual lifestyle .


    What did you like best about this story?

    Warts and all really . Steve Jobs could be very unpleasant as well as a kind of genius .


    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Only this one .


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

    Actually yes , but it was too long .


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps the most interesting non-fiction audio I've listened to recently .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt B
    rochester,uk
    9/5/14
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    "Best Steve Jobs Book I have Listened Too"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes,This book is extremely interesting and informative and a must for any fans of Steve Jobs .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Steve Jobs,The man was immense.


    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not yet had the pleasure


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

    At around 25 hours i wasn't going to listen to this all at once but it went on at every opportunity.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favourite biography i have listened too and i recommend it to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • steve
    ashby
    7/21/14
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    "Held my interest for the whole book"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    Loved the early days and the later return to Apple, a complex genius. If you're interested in computers and business it for you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rozina
    7/8/14
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    "Fab insight into the life of Steve Jobs"
    What did you like most about Steve Jobs?

    I love his passion for life and the passion he poured into Apple.
    I love the genius of using apologists, musicians ... Rather than just experts in technology.
    His passion for a simplistic life & simplistic technology that performs perfectly.
    The words of Steve Jobs are full of passion, logic and humour and always convey his wisdom.
    Although I am yet to finish the book I have gained a great deal from the words he spoke and the life he lead.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that we saw the entirety of Steve Jobs life which until this point we have been unable to see fully.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    At times I felt the person reading this was not using their tone of voice to convey parts of the story.
    Although I am yet to finish the book I have not yet found anything to dislike,
    *unlike 'stories' that I have listened to I found I needed to create time to listen to this rather than having it on when I'm in bed trying to relax or whilst working. I feel that this is the nature of the book and took this into account before purchasing it,•


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

    I have been moved by the honesty, the unexpected & the business path that Steve Jobs took.
    I am yet to finish the book and am quite sure that there will be more moments, decisions & quotes that move me


    Any additional comments?

    I feel that this is a well composed book.
    Although I have to stop and 'really' listen to this story it is well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlott
    Halmstad, Sweden
    4/26/14
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    "Fantastic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    It is probably equally good in the printed edition


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

    All moments. It is a fantastic book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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