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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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    Jayden H. 05-22-17
    Jayden H. 05-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome"

    This app requires me to write at least 15 words to proceed, and I hope I've done it.

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    Rushabh 04-22-17
    Rushabh 04-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Honest and detailed"

    it was interesting to hear about a leader as iconic and notable as Steve Jobs. it seemed like an honest account of the man, never biased, simply presenting the information in an interesting and cohesive way. the book is over 20 hours long, but I never got bored. it's definitely not exciting and surprising, but it is simple and honest, and that, to me, is exactly what it needed to be.

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    Wang 03-07-17
    Wang 03-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "i like it"

    first biography i ever listen. not 100percent understood, but i will keep going, love audible.

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    VOLODYMYR Kyiv, Ukraine 12-13-16
    VOLODYMYR Kyiv, Ukraine 12-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fascinating"

    It took me quite a few years to approach this book as with over 25 hrs of listening it looked intimidating. But as soon as I started to listen to it the story completely engulfed me it and held tight grip over me until this moment when I finished it. Just great! The book matches the greatness of the person it is about.

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    akash kumar 11-27-16
    akash kumar 11-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best look I ever read"

    Anyone looking for inspiration in life, this is the best book. Now I really understand the meaning of passion.

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    Abhishek D 09-08-16
    Abhishek D 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "best book I ever heard/read"

    loved it. so truthful ,it feels out of this world. respect for Jobs and the author

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    Dr. Graham C. Mair Kangarilla, South Australia 09-07-16
    Dr. Graham C. Mair Kangarilla, South Australia 09-07-16 Member Since 2014

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    "A detailed analysis but a fascinating read"

    As biographies go this was long and detailed but provides a fascinating insight into the work of someone who was clearly a brilliant man combining understanding of technology with an acute business sense. The book could have maybe been a couple of hours shorter and there was a small degree of repetition but these are trivial issue and did nothing to spoil my read. Was great that I could relive some of the events described in the book as all Job's media intros of products are available on youtube. The book also gives some insights into some of the other tech wizards around at the time. I'm left thinking what else jobs would have come up with if he had survived. A highly recommended read.

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    Tino 09-06-16
    Tino 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story but a bit too long"

    The reader performance is really good. It takes a long time to get though this book becauae of it's length.

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    Dhruv Shah 08-31-16
    Dhruv Shah 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Detailed and Motivates"

    Brilliant piece of writing and expressive narration has done justice to the person it was written on.

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    Sumedh 08-18-16
    Sumedh 08-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A must read"

    This is one of the most incredible books I've bee read.
    Steve is one of the very few innovators that pushed the human race forward.

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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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