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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Kushner Narrator: Wil Wheaton Publisher: Audiobooks.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry - a powerful and compassionate account of what it's like to be young, driven, and wildly creative.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viktor | 2/20/2014

    " The story is great, the writing style is journalistic and simple. Just perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaan AkÅŸit | 2/6/2014

    " A time machine to take you back in time where you remember yourself in 90s playing the legendary games from wizards of video games; Carmack and Romero! A must read if you remember the evolutions of video gamex starting from late 80s... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Stahl | 1/30/2014

    " This book is really fascinating got someone who grew up on Doom like I did. Five stars is the fanboy in me talking, but if you're an id, Doom, or 90s PC game fan, this is absolutely worth owning for the retrospective eye into the industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil Oppenheim | 1/20/2014

    " Kushner's bio of Johns Carmack and Romero was almost entertaining enough to make video games seem interesting. To me it was like reading a really good story about a band I couldn't care less about .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 1/18/2014

    " This was fantastic and quite inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 1/16/2014

    " Pretty nerdy and pretty entertaining. Helps if you're already familiar with the people mentioned in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edwinder | 1/14/2014

    " If this was your era, your generation of games... one not to miss!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Holland | 11/15/2013

    " Having grown up playing id's games, starting with Wolfenstein 3D and including Doom, Doom II, and Quake 1 and 2, it was fascinating to read the story behind the company and the creation of the games I spent so many hours on. Sounds like a hell of a ride and the book does a great job of showing that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 10/12/2013

    " Absolutely fantastic book, and easily recommended to anyone with an interest in the history of Doom/id, and the turmoil that 'The Two Johns' had during their time together. Really captivating and extremely well told, great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 8/28/2013

    " Great, easy read. Faithful to the subject matter, and pretty damn accurate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RC1140 Fixer | 8/26/2013

    " An amazing read detailing the lives of the people that built some of the most legendary games "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 5/9/2013

    " An extremely detailed story about the rise of id Software. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of video games. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jackie | 5/3/2013

    " i'm not a gamer, and i don't know the history. shame on me, as a programmer! but it's exciting to see how some people do well, and what it takes to really take off. and carmack is a god. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik Nygren | 4/6/2013

    " Easy read, great insight into the rise of the video game industry in Texas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zeh Fernando | 3/17/2013

    " Great book. Short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/16/2013

    " a bit melodramatic at times, but really enjoyed it overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arcangelix | 2/11/2013

    " One of my fav book of all time. Amazing to see the progress of two amazing gamers /developers in the business world. Such an eye opening to how computer games has been created in the described environments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Hart | 12/15/2012

    " I really enjoyed the subject matter but the first couple of chapters read like a college term paper. It eventually turn into a good book in the later chapters. "

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About the Author

David Kushner is an award-winning journalist and author. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has also written for Wired, New York Times Magazine, New York, and GQ. He served as the digital-culture commentator for National Public Radio. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University.

About the Narrator

Wil Wheaton is an actor, voice artist, author, and award-winning audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award, twice been a finalist for the Audie, and earned an AudioFile Earphones Award.