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Stay Awhile and Listen: Book I Legendary Edition: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire by [David L. Craddock, Amie C. E. Kline, Andrew Magrath, Monica Cesario]
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Editorial Reviews


David Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen masterfullyretells the tale of the game development Camelot created by the founders ofBlizzard Entertainment. -Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima series

Stay Awhile and Listen tells how passion, maxed-out credit cards andsleepless nights spawned a gaming phenomenon and unearths the game designsecrets that made Diablo an enduring classic. -Tristan Donovan,author of Replay: The History of Video Games

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the storied history and development of Diabloand the early days of Blizzard Entertainment. -Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder ofBioWare
Stay Awhile and Listen flows almost like a documentary film. During the narrative parts, it's easy to imagine a group of young developers hunched in front of faintly glowing screens. During the quotations, you can picture the older and wiser industry veterans sitting in front of a camera and explaining those early days with smiles on their faces.
Craddock takes his time introducing each person, and by thetime he explains their contribution, I felt like I knew them as human beings,not as developers--what they were like as kids, where they came from, and whattheir aspirations were. -Venture Beat

Stay Awhile and Listen
is a rare and intriguing look into the people andexperiences behind some of my favorite video games of all time. -RandyPitchford, co-founder of Gearbox Software

About the Author

DavidL. Craddock lives with his wife and business partner, Amie Kline-Craddock, inCanton, Ohio. He writes short and long fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists.His young adult fantasy novel, Heritage, will be published by Tyche Books insummer 2014. Follow him at,,and @davidlcraddock onTwitter.

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  • File Size : 3273 KB
  • Publication Date : October 27, 2013
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00G8UL474
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 274 pages
  • Publisher : Digital Monument Press, LLC (October 27, 2013)
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 52 ratings