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Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter 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, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
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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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    bjornhenry Trondheim, Norway 03-31-16
    bjornhenry Trondheim, Norway 03-31-16 Member Since 2016

    Infopreneur and foodevangelist, 72. Married since 1965. Two children and 5 grand children. Love my family, seafood, fishing and walking.

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    "Inside Steve Jobs and the digital industry"

    Walter Isaacson, once again, not only presenting the person, Steve Jobs, bit the entire US digital industri. It is like a thriller following the stories aboit Apple creating products we did not know we needed before it was released. And with the force of Steve Jobs creativity and energy. It is time, well invested, to listen to this amazing story.

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    Carlos 03-22-16
    Carlos 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good one!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes I would, Steve Jobs was a very complex person and this book gives you insight to some of his traits, it helps you understand the man behind the myth and gives you a good reference point and some nice quotes you can show off with latter.


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

    Like all other biographical books this book shows an aspect of who the person was, but this is also biased by the authors own point of view, you'd need to read a couple more books to have a better, rounded perspective.


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

    The performance was pretty good, it was not distracting and not being a novel the voice actors don't try to dramatize the content which is refreshing but also makes it easier to listen to. So there are no favorite characters, just the overall experience.


    Did Steve Jobs inspire you to do anything?

    Steve Jobs was a successful entrepreneur that had to learn recover from his mistakes, if not learn from them, I believe the key strength he had was the ability to identify an opportunity and his unwavering commitment to excellence.


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    Valentina Herzog 02-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great person and great book"

    I appreciate both a lot the work of Steve Jobs and of Walter Isaacson telling about it. Too bad Steve Jobs died so early, he could do way more. I guess, he continues inspire people and this makes him live.

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    Raghav 09-04-15
    Raghav 09-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ammazzing"

    A real tour into Steve Job's life. An eye opener ! Very inspiring and drives you think that being crazy is after all a better thing.

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    Thiago Paulino 08-01-15
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    "Spectacular"

    Crazy guy, but one of the most amazing minds of our times!

    Made me question a lot of concepts of my own. Thanks Steve and Walter Isaacson for this great work.

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    Renjith 07-15-15
    Renjith 07-15-15
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    "Awesome"

    What a miss to the whole world!!! Miss you Steve. Last chapters where truely touching.

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    Russel_CT 07-04-15
    Russel_CT 07-04-15
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    "An insightful look behind the curtain"

    A fantastic insight into a man who's complex life has affected all of our lives. A very comprehensive account that shows how Apple and Pixar became the companies they are today. Dylan Baker does a great job narrating this book. I highly recommend it.

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    Luis Pires Melbourne, Australia 06-24-15
    Luis Pires Melbourne, Australia 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    Leadership, Management based on Martial Arts and Zen mind

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    "If you are a REAL GEEK ! U MU5T R34D TH15 B00K"

    Incredible story lived by Steve Job, u can love him you can hate him but there is one thing you cannot do ... Ignore him ... Because in him I saw Genius... Read / listen to this book and marvel on a persons ambition to do things right .. And reach enlightenment through his products and see perfection in the making ... It's a true life story unedited by Steve to all ...

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    Bill Mak Kyoto, Japan 06-22-15
    Bill Mak Kyoto, Japan 06-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    Just great! The book was informative and clearly written. Audio quality excellent. I will listen to it again.

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    Fernando P Almeida 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book / A Bit Buggy"

    When I say a bit buggy I mean very little bit; but still. For its price, buggy.

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  • Wojciech
    London, United Kingdom
    10/3/12
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    "I am not an Apple enthusiast"

    Even though I would not buy apple products I would recommend this book to everybody. Well written and narrated, gives an insight on the genius of Steve Jobs.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hector
    Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom
    10/2/12
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    "Nobody is perfect, but....he is a legend."

    This book was quite inspirational. With great clarity, it allows us to get inside the skin of a flawed man, somebody with a chip on his shoulder; and at same time, a man with determination and with an incredible vision.

    There was no many people like him, a guy with a profound sense of rejection, weird eating habits, and sometimes even with a dubious philosophy of life. But he always carried the special sense that he was born to fulfil a mission, which was a bit more than just to become a millionaire. It was not easy and it is like he needed the emotional turmoil that guided him through his life; and is that internal struggle that made him somebody who can beat adversity, somebody who sticks to his ideas and battles furiously for his beliefs, to finally become a legend on his own right.

    His legacy will still be present for many years to come, the careful creation of a world-wide brand like Apple will still shape our future for many generations... and his life, as this book shows us, will remind us that not even a "perfect" man; could achieved a "near-genius" status... You just have to put your mind and soul into whatever you are doing.

    It has been one of my favourite books of this summer and the narration was clear and enjoyable. I truly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Caio
    Turnhout, Belgium
    12/8/11
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    "What a story"

    Great book, great life story, great narrative. You learn how to love and hate the guy and the narration makes for a even greater experience without over acting the characters.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Usman
    2/28/16
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    "Truly Excellent Book!!!"

    After watching Steve Jobs movie I was always reluctant to read this book despite having seen many positive reviews. But now after having listened to it I feel it was a very good decision. The book is genuinely written without any sugar coating. Just like an iPod, iPad, iPhone or MacBook😊.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • alan
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
    9/29/12
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    "Superb"

    Best biography I've read/listened to. A great account of a very complex individual. There is much to learn from a management / leadership angle and I found the narrator excellent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
    Crumlin, United Kingdom
    9/4/12
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    "Really good, enjoying it a lot :)"

    Been listening to this as the radio is broke in my car, and have found that my road rage has actually been cured!
    Content is interesting for someone who knew very little about Jobs, so really enjoying it as would never read it!
    Jobs was indeed an amazing person who I have a great deal of respect for now having listened to this :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Reading, United Kingdom
    7/24/12
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    "An amazing life, a huge book, made accessible"

    This would have taken me months to read. I was glad an audio version came out so soon after the book was released.

    It's all true, Jobs really did change the world. If you are interested in people, business or technology, there is something for you here.

    There is more business than engineering in here, but it is still fascinating. If you are in the least bit interested, buy it now. You want be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Wendy Huggins
    Gloucestershire
    7/18/12
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    "Brilliant and educational"

    I would never have read this if I didn't belong to a book club - it was excellent. Steve was a brilliant guy albeit difficult. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CP
    Kent, United Kingdom
    6/24/12
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    "Excellent"

    I purchased this audio to listen to while driving to France. Even though it was quite long it was very interesting.

    It was also quite good to start listening to it again when it finished as you can forget the details of his earlier life as it seemed so long ago you heard it.

    I would recommend this audio even if like me, you are not a gadget person.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom
    6/20/12
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    "Mind made up..."

    Only 4 stars, because of my reaction to the man that was Steve Jobs. Without a doubt a hugely well researched and well written book, a real unveiling of the character of Jobs and how people around him became part of the Apple vision. What ever your reaction to Steve Jobs, it is without a doubt an incredible vision that he created and the book draws you into that idea. However my personal view of mr Jobs was changed and I ultimately came to conclusion that he would have been a nightmare to work for....! Great book, well worth the listen if you can last that long.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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