• Dogfight

  • How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
  • By: Fred Vogelstein
  • Narrated by: J. P. Demont
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-13-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (354 ratings)

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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.
©2013 Fred Vogelstein (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Bradley on 11-24-13

Great book, But Narrator Needs Technical Help

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

Great history of the war.

Who was your favorite character and why?


Which scene was your favorite?

The discussion about the engineers during the iPhone introduction.

Any additional comments?

The narrator mispronounces a handful of words. One example is spelling about RIM instead of just saying 'RIM'.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Jon on 12-24-13

Well the first half of the book is interesting

What disappointed you about Dogfight?

Dogfight is really all about Google and the author does a poor job of hiding his bias. Once he has covered Google completely reworking Android once the iPhone is released very little new information is presented.

What was most disappointing about Fred Vogelstein’s story?

It degenerated into an Apple-bashing book with very little new information about Google or Apple presented. Very little in-depth analysis of the interactions between Google and Apple. Doesn't provide any information that might put Google in a bad light.

Have you listened to any of J. P. Demont’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The reader is very good with the exception of his constant mispronunciation of iOS.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dogfight?

I wouldn't cut any scenes but would have sent the author back to do more research. Much of the second half of the book is just mentioning old news.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. R. J. King on 03-08-14

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on 12-09-13

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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