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Steve Jobs Audiobook

Steve Jobs Audiobook

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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Montye 04-01-13
    Montye 04-01-13
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    "Fascinating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A fascinating look at not only the life of Steve Jobs but many of the people that make up the story of Apple and even some of its rivals. This book tells the rich history of tech -- from Apple to Next to Windows and HP and how they intertwine along the way.


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    Kelly 03-31-13
    Kelly 03-31-13
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    "Great read of a great visionary"
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks among my top 2


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

    I'm not sure of a book I could compare this to, I usually don't read biography books, but I just really liked this guys drive & innovation for perfection & also I think I got drawn to this book because I followed Steve's products for many years. He just plain amazed me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When They were in the progress of making the Super Bowl commercial, when the lady threw the sledge hammer at the supposed "Big Brother" on the large screen. I remember seeing that commercial when it ran just the once & remember thinking what the heck was that all about?! Then I learned the reason behind it all in the book.


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

    This book did get an emotional reaction out of me, sort of mixed, at times I laughed because of his crazy antics & other times I would wish he was still around.


    Any additional comments?

    This by far is the best story I've seen written in a very long time. It is a rather long book to my standards with budgeting time, but I could have probably read this whole book in one sitting, with a nap in between of course..lol

    Honestly one of the best books I've ever heard. Dylan Baker is magnificent , one of my favorite story tellers put the icing on the cake for this book.

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    Randy Bakersfield, CA, United States 03-30-13
    Randy Bakersfield, CA, United States 03-30-13 Member Since 2017

    Band guy who always wants to be better at something.

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    This is a very thorough biography of an interesting man, and his ups and downs in becoming one of the most household names in america.

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    Tom MARION, IN, United States 03-25-13
    Tom MARION, IN, United States 03-25-13
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    "Appreciate Steve Jobs more"
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Steve Jobs is actually the first book I have listened to other than the Bible. So, I couldn't give a fair rating.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Steve Jobs is an intriguing man. I love the honesty of the book. It revealed the good, bad, and the ugly side of him.


    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    Dylan kept changed his voice when someone else was speaking in the book. He made it easy to listen to.


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

    Steve Job's quest for perfection. There are leadership qualities I would like to emulate.


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    Funky G Richmond Hill, ON, Canada 03-25-13
    Funky G Richmond Hill, ON, Canada 03-25-13
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    "Incredible story!"
    If you could sum up Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

    What a vision.


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

    Returning to Apple and turning the world around.


    What does Dylan Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Colour, life and excitement.


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

    No


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    Michael R. Germain 03-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "An honest story"
    What made the experience of listening to Steve Jobs the most enjoyable?

    The honest detail.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the history of apple.


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

    No but I plan on it after reading this book. He made an autobiography read more like a novel.


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    Michael EASLEY, SC, United States 03-18-13
    Michael EASLEY, SC, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "25 hrs of "a really bright rectal muscle""
    Would you try another book from Walter Isaacson and/or Dylan Baker?

    No


    Has Steve Jobs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about Dylan Baker’s performance?

    Goes on and on and on about the same basic story


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    Any additional comments?

    The book could have been 1/3 the length. There is nothing to be learned from Jobs. His brilliance was 100% intuitive.

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    Amazon Customer ATLANTA, GA, United States 03-18-13
    Amazon Customer ATLANTA, GA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best Biographies"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would recommend to others. Especially "techies".


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

    His early days of doing drugs.


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

    It's non-fiction, so he didn't perform the characters.


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

    The need to always seek perfection, which is the basis of products like the iPod and the iPhone.


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    Fabiola WESLEY CHAPEL, FLORIDA, United States 03-18-13
    Fabiola WESLEY CHAPEL, FLORIDA, United States 03-18-13
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    "Great listen!"
    If you could sum up Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

    Visionary, Leader, Creative


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

    Most memorable moment was his personal story.. how he found himself.


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

    Steve Jobs


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

    Passion should be the basis for your goals.


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    Rick Murrieta, CA, United States 03-17-13
    Rick Murrieta, CA, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2015

    Rick H.

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    "Brilliant!"

    I've listened to this 3 times and will easily hear it again in the near future. Do not pass on the opportunity to hear this epic story of the legendary Steve Jobs.

    The world lost a great man!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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