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Path of Destruction: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 1 | [Drew Karpyshyn]

Path of Destruction: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 1

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.
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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.

Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape - a day he fears may never come. But when a high-stakes card game ends in deadly violence, Dessel suddenly finds himself a wanted man.

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel’s brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy - if he can prove himself truly worthy.

As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side at the feet of its greatest masters, Dessel embraces his new Sith identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, one must fully surrender to the dark side through a trial by fire that Bane, for all his unquenchable fury and lust for power, may not be strong enough to endure... especially since deception, treachery, and murder run rampant among the Sith disciples, and utter ruthlessness alone is the key to survival.

Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph - and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power.

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-05-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Darth Bane Series is Great!"
    Would you listen to Path of Destruction again? Why?

    Yes! Am listening to it now. I'm always for the good guys. The Sith are not good guys, but in this first installment, after learning of Darth Bane's upbringing and subsequent hard early life, you're almost rooting for him to win!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story line is solid, and believable.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    All of them! J-Davis is truly a gifted narrator!


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    Arith 04-04-13
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    Where does Path of Destruction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 3. The story was excellent and exciting. Never a dull moment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Giddeon (sp?) was a ruthless Sith apprentice that had me fascinated by her character. She made real world decisions and didn't shy away from difficult choices.


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

    Yes. All were excellent. The added sound effects and voice characterizations made for a even more lively story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could! It killed me to break it up and only listen to it when I had spare time. I kept sneaking in listens here and there.


    Any additional comments?

    Get the entire trilogy! It was great seeing Bane's adventure from a nobody to one of the most menacing forces in the universe.

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    Fernando OWINGS MILLS, MD, United States 03-26-13
    Fernando OWINGS MILLS, MD, United States 03-26-13
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    If you could sum up Path of Destruction in three words, what would they be?

    Darkside, Adventure, Prequel


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Bane


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    Jonathan Davis delivers another great performance, definitely pick this one up if you are a Star Wars fan and want some Sith back story.

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    Michael Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States 12-27-12
    Michael Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States 12-27-12 Member Since 2015

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Path of Destruction to be better than the print version?

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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bane. He has been only referenced in the mythos for decades now. It's great to see this character come to life with such a depth. Well done!


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Bane and the instructors at the academy. They were all distinct characters. well done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I did . I purchased it and literally listened in one sitting


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    Chris Frisco, Texas, United States 12-06-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Path of Destruction to be better than the print version?

    i wouldnt consider this audio edition better than the print because its missing a chapter or two. theres a gap from the end of chapter 17 to chapter 18 thats not there. it goes from bane going to bed to bane missing with no explanation. other than this the audio is great


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    bane


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    where is the part where bane argues with the master and leaves to search the sith temple?

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    This book is the essence of Dtar Wars lore anyone who loves Star Wars (such as I) needs to read/ listen to this book!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Of course it was. Never wanted to "to it down".


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    I had originally started reading this book on iBooks (apple app) and because of Johnathan's amazing performance I had to start over to hear it all again!

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    This is the best story I've ever heard and can't wait to listen to the next two books! I suggest it to anyone interested in Star Wars

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