The audiobook version of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is, for me, the ideal audiobook. It’s easy to pick up the narrative’s thread after a day or a week if you just listen to it in your car. Isaacson writes in a straightforward, journalistic style, accessible for listeners as well as readers.
It’s both fascinating in terms of the story of Steve Jobs as a person and as a genius of electronic aesthetics. You learn a lot about computers, design theory, and how to pull extremely clever pranks and practical jokes.
Isaacson presents a picture of a man with great flaws and immense talents. At the end of book, the listener is still not able to draw a pat conclusion about his character. The last part is, of course, painful to hear – as Isaacson tells the story of a life and spirit cut tragically short.