Dogfight

  • by Fred Vogelstein
  • Narrated by J. P. Demont
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google - and how it's reshaping the way we think about technology.
The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. In the age of Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the marketplace but in the courts and on screens around the world.
Fred Vogelstein has reported on this rivalry for more than a decade and has rare access to its major players. In Dogfight, he takes us into the offices and board rooms where company dogma translates into ruthless business; behind outsize personalities like Steve Jobs, Apple's now lionized CEO, and Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman; and inside the deals, lawsuits, and allegations that mold the way we communicate. Apple and Google are poaching each other's employees. They bid up the price of each other's acquisitions for spite, and they forge alliances with major players like Facebook and Microsoft in pursuit of market dominance.
Dogfight moves like a novel: Vivid nonfiction with never-before-heard details. This is more than a story about what devices will replace our phones and laptops. It's about who will control the content on those devices and where that content will come from - about the future of media in Silicon Valley, New York, and Hollywood.

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Read by an android

This is a book about Android, and appears to be narrated by one. The book is interesting and gives some insight into the world of Apple and Google, but the narrator is very robotic.

As someone who's always been interested in following the tech industry, I didn't learn a huge amount from this book, but it was interesting to hear the stories around the iPhone and iPad launches, and how Google positions Android in the marketplace.

I've you're interested in that kind of thing, then it's worth listening to.
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- Mr. R. J. King

Good book ... terrible narrator

If you could sum up Dogfight in three words, what would they be?

Insightful interesting


What other book might you compare Dogfight to, and why?

Jobs autobiography due to subject matter and inside the plex


How could the performance have been better?

The narrator drones on, puts little life into the story and sounds almost robotic. One of the worst performances i've heard


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- Jamie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-11-2013
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio