Even though the book is focused on the bad guys of the star wars universe, I felt myself cheering for bane throughout. His character is extremely believable, and it was easy for me to even relate to him. I love how bane, while physically imposing, overcomes most of his obstacles with cunning and treachery. There is a decent amount of action, but most of the book really is about bane coming to to know himself and understand the dark side. It was an intriguing and engaging listen.
awesome beginning to an epic story, oen of the best audio delivery.
I AM DARTH BANE!! **walks out**
One of the best sci-fi books I have ever heard or read. I am extremely impressed.
If you thought Vader was nasty meet Bane.
How to take one sentence and turn it into a amazing work of fiction. My three words would be: Wow. Wow. Wow.
Perhaps Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, as it shows the back story and how things developed the way that they did. However, since fans did not have a lots of information on Bane, it was interesting to watch it develop organically, rather than be shoehorned into the existing canon, although I great enjoyed Plageuis. It's hard to say which one was superior.
The giving of a lightsaber to Bane and his battle with his old battlemaster.
You know the rule, now meet the man.
This is the first book I've listened to with background noise/sound effects and it makes it so much more enjoyable and easy to listen to!! Being a huge SW nerd I find it hard to believe it's taken me this long to listen to expanded universe book. Well worth it!
For me it was Banes training on Korriban
The scenes with Githany. Two devious personalities trying to subdue the other
Cry...no. Laugh...yes a few times. Des is quite funny in his gruff personality.
Couldn't stop listening. On to Book 2.....
Top 5, just great.Never read the trilogy and so happy i could get them on VO for the first time.
Githany, a Sith lords dream girl.Also Bane was great.The way he transfom into a true Sith.
Think he did well.He dident make Banes voice poweful all the time, but it is a comanding voice none the less in the way he speaks.
Just really well written.I enjoy when a novel focus only on a few characters and dont bring in to many side characters.
This is a great start to what promises to be a great trilogy. I have been wanting to read this trilogy for a while but never had the time. I am glad that Audible.com finally stocked the unabridged version.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because there are a few grammar mistakes. For instance the word dived instead of dove. I found these to be jarring and take me out of the story. It is nothing too bad but I think 5 stars should be saved for perfection.
I would so listen to this wonderfully put together story. I could see the story in my mind as the narrator painted the pictures with his tongue.
YES YES YES especially if they are Star Wars friends.
Told the story of how the rule of two became the standard for the Sith
No listened to over 6 days.
Generally I think the series started off really well, with a character that you could generally relate too, but at the closing chapters of the first book and the opening of the second one the story and believability for me crashed and burned and just became too preposterous that I couldn't stand any more of it. Take this example early in the second book at the point where I gave up, Bane is stuck on a dangerous jungle moon that apparently has a sister planet insanely close to it (Never-mind that having celestial bodies this close without them destroying each other is impossible, it definitely wouldn't be a jungle paradise anyway) so through the force he coerces a flying reptilian creature to pick him up uses the force again to shield both him and the creature, they fly into space and over to the sister planet. That's when I stopped listening and called bulldust on the whole thing.
And why is there an ancient Sith ritual (Called the "Thought Bomb", really Drew you couldn't of thought of a better name for it) that requires a big group of Sith? Considering the natural state of the Sith is 1 master and 1 apprentice, it just makes no sense.
The Jedi Masters aren't very wise, which is odd considering thats what they are supposed to be good at. They run into some Sith mercenaries, they lock them up and are told by the mercenaries about a surviving Sith lord that killed their friends at the Sith encampment, it just gets dismissed by the Jedi even though it would be such a simple matter of going down to the planet to the Sith camp and just looking for the bodies electrocuted and cut up by a light sabre, duh!
Honestly I could just go on and on and reveal all the silly stuff and inconsistencies of what I have listened too, but I think I will leave it there.