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Steve Jobs Audiobook
Steve Jobs
Written by: 
Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: 
Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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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  • 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
  • J. Thompson
    West Midlands, UK
    3/6/14
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    "Inspirational: a flawed genius"
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My first biographic audiobook so wasn't sure how I'd take it but thought it was engaging and fascinating.


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

    The times when his obsession with perfection clouded every logical conclusion.
    His 'reality distortion field' which whilst making him almost impossible to work for/with, also pushed people around him to do things which they thought were impossible. This is why Apple is were they are today. Jobs still lives there in spirit.


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

    It was understated but clear and well delivered.


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

    His battle against cancer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Arthur
    Birmingham, UK
    1/23/14
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    "The compelling story of a flawed genius"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    I bought the print version and it sat on my bedside table for a year without being opened. Being such a long book, it is a difficult thing to start. I listened to this over the course of a month, dipping in on car journeys or in the bath. It's the only way I could get into it!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The tempestuous story of the young Steve Jobs making mistakes and inspired leaps on founding the company and growing it from his garage in to the huge company it was in the 80's and then losing the whole thing.


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

    I don't think this is story meant to move you, but to tell you about Steve Jobs, warts and all. It isn't moving, but it is inspiring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PJ
    United Kingdom
    1/22/14
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    "Revealing in unexpected ways"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    The story of course, but also the picture of how he, and the many people who helped him, built a fantastic brand.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not really applicable


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Undoubtedly the many where he's ranting about things that are not good enough.


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

    Couldn't put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Strangely, reading this book has made me vastly more intolerant when it comes to bad service and badly designed products. I've never been an Apple fan boy, but it actually made me try and buy a MacBook. Why? Because it works!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Kizlauskas
    Manchester, na United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Love him or hate him - what a story"

    Steve Jobs is a Marmite character - you either love him or hate him but whichever camp you fall into you cannot deny that his ideas have changed the way we view gadgets and technology.

    His passion, well one would almost say his obsession, with not just making ordinary products but products that would fit seamlessly into everyday life is fascinating to read/hear about.

    The book is not just about his high points but is honest and shows the darker side of Steve's character. The tan trums when he doesn't get his own way, the way he abandoned family members, the way he sometimes treated employees and competitors is at times shocking!

    I devoured this inside of a week and enjoyed every minute of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Worth every minute listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook. It is one of the most enjoyable books I have listened to in a long time.


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

    It was all great, but I especially loved hearing all about the development of the products and the reasons why they went with the features and how they came up with the ideas.


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

    I think it was well delivered and as i was pregnant at the time i would not have managed such an enjoyable read i don't think.


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

    overall enjoyment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Marsden
    UK
    12/13/13
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    "A great true story"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    I liked the first hand, detailed recounts of each person in the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detail of each part of the Steve Jobs' life.


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

    Walter gives insight into his meetings with Jobs


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

    Creativity, inspiration, occasional akwardness!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    12/9/13
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    "Fascinating review of an incredible man"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes - it tells the story of the modern desktop and how we got to what we have today, through the life of a major influence in this development.


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

    I can't think of one.


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

    No I haven't


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

    You may not like him,but you have to love him!


    Any additional comments?

    It was probably a bit too long at 25 hours. Maybe the abridged version would have been better, but still, it was definitely worth the time invested in it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GBinLondon
    England
    12/1/13
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    "Surprisingly Interesting!"
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    A genius and a great loss to the world of technology when he passed. His demand for perfection may have made him a difficult taskmaster, but it is sometimes difficult for a person like Jobs to understand why others do not share one's ideals.


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

    In spite of the length of the book, I was disappointed to reach the end of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Well written and well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jodie
    livingston, United Kingdom
    10/29/13
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    "Mind blowingly addictive read. ( super awesome)"
    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    Not in its entirety, but may reference certain parts. It really pulls you in and you cant stop listening but ultimately it occurred to me about 2/3 through i was basically listening to an extreme audio soap opera which i dont think i could handle again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its bizzarely motivating, you find yourself anilysing your own shortcomings both domestically and proffesionally. It is a bit like a therapy session,


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

    I have never read a biography before only auto biographies through fear they were just rushed half truths aimed at pocketing cash.

    Never fear this book has been heavily researched through extensive interviews, document search and av sources, the author explains the methods he used in quite a great detail during the introduction. Personally i was put at ease and relaxed knowing i was listening to something that was as true as is possible when dealing with recollection.


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

    I listened whilst driving around at work, i did consider it would be amusing if people could see the faces i was pulling. Some laughs, some tears but mostly astonished grimmaces as Steve does something else astounding.


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously i love audiobooks and always procrastinate over which to get, i wouldnt have thought id like this but i would be pretty confident that anyone would get something out of this and most would be gripped as i was.

    I have to say that i never excpected to learn so much about apple and there products from inception and as an accidental but now addicted ipad user im really glad about that. Im so happy to know he was trying to create intuitive beautiful products where making money wasnt always the number 1 aim. I loved the history and could really feel the timeline as i placed it against my first experience of apple at school.

    You will love, hate, laugh and cry....................
    But do think different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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