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David

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  • Rule of Two: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (639)

    In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes.

    Edward says: "The Ultimate Anti-Hero!!!"
    "Dissappointing ill thought out mess"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Rule of Two?

    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.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Path of Destruction: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (840)
    Story
    (845)

    Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy - until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.

    Karen says: "Great Story, Fantastic Production"
    "Disappointing ill thought out mess."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Path of Destruction?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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