"Your time is limited...? have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."—Steve Jobs
From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius—his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched.
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
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"Much like her subject, author Karen Blumenthal doesn't hold back. Her engaging biography for young listeners portrays Steve Jobs in all his brilliance and flaws. Narrator Sean Runnette's smooth, confident tone evokes images of the black-turtleneck and jeans-clad bespectacled genius himself. Runnette's authoritative voice works well with nonfiction, and his matter-of-fact delivery of the direct quotes sprinkled throughout suits Jobs. The combination of Blumenthal's words and Runnette's voice provides students with an honest look at a complicated man whose ideas changed the world. Young listeners may never look at their favorite Apple devices quite the same again. M.D. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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