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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (104,790 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Isaacson Narrator: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781442346956
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.

Based on more than forty 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.
     Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs spoke 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a timely and complete portrait that pulls no punches and gives insight into a man whose contradictions were in many ways his greatest strength.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This authorized, highly discussed work delivers significant details of Jobs’s secretive life, career, and creative sensibility.”

    Audiofile

  • “A wonderfully robust biography that not only tracks Jobs’ life but also serves as a history of digital technology.”

    Booklist

  • “An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2012 Financial Times Best Book of the Year
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2011
  • A 2011 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harrison Freni | 2/20/2014

    " It was a Good Book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Watson | 2/11/2014

    " Worth reading. Insight into the person and the rise of personal computing/technology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 2/9/2014

    " I'm just a huge fan. I loved it. I understood his passion for great products and never settling. This book inspired me in so many ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera | 1/31/2014

    " The book was o.k. Jobs was an interesting person, he does not come across as a very likable fellow, but I don't think that was ever his aim. Well-researched. Well-written. Jobs was definitely an innovator, but at times crossed the line in civility and common sense. The book is an insight into the role he played in the evolution of technology. Glad I read it. Glad it's over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Willson | 1/24/2014

    " Probably the longest book I've ever read, but extremely engaging all the way. Nice balance between personal, technical and business. What a cool guy Steve was! Consider me an iFan for life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 1/22/2014

    " Great telling of an amazingly complex man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 1/17/2014

    " This is a great book.Steve Jobs was a very interesting character and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his life story. I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ferdi Kurniawan | 12/15/2013

    " awesome book about awesome person "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 10/11/2013

    " I enjoyed it so much I read it twice, and will likely read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 9/2/2013

    " Excellent, engaging study into a megalomaniac genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Dalton | 9/2/2013

    " Awesome book. It is very well written and quite hard to put down. Even though Steve Jobs could be a huge jerk, he is truly on of the great visionaries of our time. I will always be a fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonu | 8/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed the book. It was as gripping as a fantastic fiction. It really portrayed Steve Job exactly the way he was. A true loss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Wilson | 8/12/2013

    " A well-told story. A little repetitive but Isaacson wisely puts the exciting bits of the story at the right time to create a series of peaks and valleys. When it was over I felt a little sad because it made me feel like I had gotten to know Jobs well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 8/7/2013

    " Really long. Good writing style. Interesting subject. But really long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benson Liu | 6/18/2013

    " A story of a successor and his creation on products that have changed the way we live. inspirational "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Leber | 8/1/2012

    " Very detailed, hence long and sometimes repetitive. But very impressive biography of one exceptionally creative personality with quite a lack of empathy. Really sad in the end of course "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andiiarini | 6/29/2012

    " I AM BIG FANS OF YOU! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thanya | 6/21/2012

    " Started off well, and I fully expected to enjoy it but it just became to loooong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Hilton | 5/8/2012

    " I think this was a little long. I've read other books and heard the stories. Overall I was left thinking this was a relatively accurate book on the life of Steve Jobs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glen Galea | 4/4/2012

    " interesting and accurate biography. alternate title should be the jerk "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon Liberman | 3/3/2012

    " Not only one of the greatest influences in technology i our generation but one of my personal role models. Reading this helped me look at my hero in a different light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 11/8/2011

    " It's an engaging, eye-opening and, overall, a well-done summation of an unbelievably intriguing person. In the end, you don't quite know what to think of Steve Jobs the person, but, through his contributions, his legacy will live on for years and years and years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 11/8/2011

    " Awesome book about a great character and visionary - Steve Jobs was one of a kind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francha | 11/6/2011

    " I liked the book much better than I liked Steve Jobs. What a disappointment. I guess genius and good behavior don't always correlate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/6/2011

    " The man wasn't perfect (who is!?), but he had three amazing and informative Acts to his business life and sat at the helm of more than one company that changed the world.

    And Walter Isaacson is a helluva narrator.

    Worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nigel | 11/6/2011

    " As a recovered Mac fanboy who started way back in the 90s, there wasn't an awful lot new here in terms of the Apple story.

    That being said, it was an enjoyable read, particularly if you're trying to build a company. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 11/6/2011

    " A fascinating look at the life of Jobs who saw the world in black or white and lived a life that swung back and forth between both extremes. There's a lot to not like about Steve, but one thing to give him credit for is allowing this book to be written without his editorial control. "

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