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Dynasty of Evil Audiobook

Dynasty of Evil: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

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Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality - and his own.

A perfect opportunity arises when a Jedi emissary is assassinated on the troubled mining planet Doan, giving Bane an excuse to dispatch his apprentice on a fact-finding mission - while he himself sets out in secret to capture the ancient holocron of Darth Andeddu and its precious knowledge. But Zannah is no fool. She knows that her ruthless Master has begun to doubt her, and she senses that he is hiding something crucial to her future. If she is going to claim the power she craves, she must take action now.

While Bane storms the remote stronghold of a fanatical Sith cult, Zannah prepares for her Master’s downfall by choosing an apprentice of her own: a rogue Jedi cunning and cold-blooded enough to embrace the Sith way and to stand beside her when she at last wrests from Bane the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.

But Zannah is not the only one with the desire and power to destroy Darth Bane. Princess Serra of the Doan royal family is haunted by memories of the monstrous Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her when she was a child. Bent on retribution, she hires a merciless assassin to find her tormentor - and bring him back alive to taste her wrath.

Only a Sith who has taken down her own Master can become Dark Lord of the Sith. So when Bane suddenly vanishes, Zannah must find him - possibly even rescue him - before she can kill him. And so she pursues her quarry from the grim depths of a ravaged world on the brink of catastrophe to the barren reaches of a desert outpost, where the future of the dark side’s most powerful disciples will be decided, once and for all, by the final, fatal stroke of a lightsaber.

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-17-13
    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "The Epic Conclusion!"
    What did you love best about Dynasty of Evil?

    The Final Showdown.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dynasty of Evil?

    ... The-The Final Showdown.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to most of Johnathan Davis' Star Wars novels and each and every time they get better and better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me... tear up at the end. But I wasn't balling... seriously... I wasn't...


    Any additional comments?

    "And so, it ends. A valiant effort, but ultimately futile."
    And so Darth Bane, Master of the Darth Side and creator of the Order of the Sith must face his apprentice in the long awaited duel between master and student.

    Now, I must say, this is my least favorite of the trilogy. Not simply because of the ending, which just made me sad, but because the story wasn't as compelling as the previous two. I didn't feel as hyped as I did for the previous two.

    That said, man i felt for Bane in this one. He's approaching his elder years with spasms in his hand and aches in his back. On top of this, his apprentice is concerning him. Weather or not she will truly be worthy as the next Sith Master.

    Zannah is concerned that her long time Master is backing down from his Order, willing to survive as long as possible, placing the Order of the Sith Lords and the Grand Plan at risk. In truth, both are wrong.

    Again we get treated to an array of Characters all converging for one, climactic duel for Sith supremacy. An Iktochi assassin, a former Sith sniper, a princess, and a Dark Jedi, all heading for an inevitable convergence with two of the most powerful beings in the galaxy's history.

    Yes, this is the end. And I must say, a worthy one. While not my favorite, this book is still magnificent and shows the truth of the Rule of Two. Again, I beg all who like, love, adore or are indifferent of SW to listen to the hole series. What a ride, guys.

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    Arith 04-04-13
    Arith 04-04-13
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    "Excellent end to a great trilogy"
    Where does Dynasty of Evil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 5 at least.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Xena. In a way you feel sorry for her so I'm glad for her.


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Voice characterizations and sound effects. Make the story come to life!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part where the princess gets betrayed.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome book! Get the trilogy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Josh 06-09-16
    Josh 06-09-16
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    "Great ending to the best trilogy."

    The bane series is by far the best in the star wars universe. I feel like this book was a fantastic way to end one of the most important stories in the star wars universe and I would highly recommend this trilogy to anyone who would wants more and better star wars in their lives. Side note Jonathan Davis knocks it out of the park again, his narration of these books is top notch.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Garren 05-25-16
    Garren 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great series"

    My favorite old republic series. Great tale of the Bane dynasty. Well done from book 1 to book 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pepper R Goforth Riverview, FL, US 05-20-16
    Pepper R Goforth Riverview, FL, US 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "must read!"

    excellent series. I read into the void as my first star wars book, not bad but not interesting enough to read more. A friend suggested I try once more and recommended Bane...loved it tremendously! now I'm starting another book about the sith... I wish there was a book that picked up where this series ended. Must read series, you will enjoy it...great narration!

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "the thrilling conclusion to the Bane trilogy"

    from start to finish Jonathan Davis has breathed incredible life into this series of novels, and this is no exception

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Collins 11-16-15
    R. Collins 11-16-15
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    What made the experience of listening to Dynasty of Evil the most enjoyable?

    PLEASE!!! add to the series...what becomes of Darth Zanna


    What other book might you compare Dynasty of Evil to and why?

    unsure...new to the series


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    At the top with the others


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would make a movie about all 3 in this series. Star Wars Dynasty of the Sith


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    Roy 11-06-15
    Roy 11-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant book!"

    This is an absolute phenomenal wrap of the bane trilogy, must read even though it's bot completely canon anymore. Very good and twisting, compelling story. Had me jumping up and down during the tense battles. Grade A performance too, I love me some Davis.

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    Tony 09-08-15
    Tony 09-08-15
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    "Very nice book, a good ending"

    I liked the whole trilogy. The story is well written and read. about halfway three quarters in, it dips in momentum then the ending just steals the show.

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    Pat O 05-16-15
    Pat O 05-16-15
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    "Great book and series but regretfully short"

    This is by far been one of my favorite series in the Star Wars books, all three books were excellent and I highly recommend that you read them. My only regret is that this book wasn't about three times as long as it was. But that's just wishful thinking because the series was so good! I love this author and I hope he continues to write more Star Wars books in the future!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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