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Path of Destruction Audiobook

Path of Destruction: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Eric Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-26-16
    Eric Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Maybe the best Star Wars EU book/series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, see below.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Path of Destruction?

    Thought Bomb.


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

    The main character, Bane.


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

    Almost.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read and listened to several Star Wars EU books, most of them good. That being said they all seem to move very quickly, running along their stories to their inevitable end. They have always felt a little lack, still entertaining, but leaving me wishing they were fleshed out more.

    The Karpyshyn books are not like that, this book and the others in this series felt very full and detailed, rich with content and not in a rush to get to the dramatic end. They slowly draw a detail rich story, I couldn't put it down.

    If you like any of the EU books you have to read the Bane series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alec 07-25-16
    Alec 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing performance all around"

    The narrator brought this story to life, and I couldn't stop listening. Really excellent work!

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    Karmon 06-05-16
    Karmon 06-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best star wars novel."

    Darth Bane:Path of Destruction is by far my favorite star wars book. The story gives you great character arch to understand Banes journey with the dark side.

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    Derek Novy 06-01-16
    Derek Novy 06-01-16
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    "Best Sith-Perspective Star Wars series"

    Best Sith-Perspective Star Wars series written today. Great flow, excellent syorytelling/presentation and worth listening to. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Darkshugo 05-26-16
    Darkshugo 05-26-16
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    "An Amazing story, incredibly well narrated!"

    Loved it so much. This audiobook had me smiling as soon as I started it and the VB iconic music swelled. The production was top-notch with sounds and music elevating every scene. Narration was great, except sometimes the voices mixed but it was an amazing book, one that rekindled my love for the expanded universe.

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    Yaelle Glenn Baltimore, Md USA 05-21-16
    Yaelle Glenn Baltimore, Md USA 05-21-16 Member Since 2014

    I think I'm in love with a Star Wars villian....

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    "Hard To Top This One"

    Darth Bane has caused me to question my own morals. This book is so spectacular that on more than one occasion, I found myself very much identifying with the Sith in general, and especially with Bane. I just want so badly to give the man a hug!!

    I honestly cannot imagine enjoying another book as much as I relished Path of Destruction, but as I begin the second I'm hoping that I will.

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    William Matos 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This should be one of the movies! This is the best"

    This should be one of the movies! This is the best story I have heard in the Star Wars saga to date!!

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    Stephanie 05-07-16
    Stephanie 05-07-16
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    "Great audio book and trilogy!"

    Jonathan Davis turns an already great book and trilogy into a movie in your mind, found myself completely lost in this book most of the time.

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    Jaime 05-05-16
    Jaime 05-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "perfection "

    If Disney was smart they would make this phenomenon story a reality!!! By far one of thee best stories in the star wars theology

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    Mathias 05-04-16
    Mathias 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    The use of sound in harmony with the storytelling makes this one of the most immersive audiobooks I have listened to so far!

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  • Mark
    3/29/16
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    "Story good, narration average"

    I liked the story of bane but I have listened to better narration in books on here.

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  • Bram
    3/1/16
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    "Magnificent!"

    This book is a perfect addition to the entire storyline of Star Wars. After listening to this book more things became clear to me.

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  • dave h
    2/4/16
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    "excellent"

    By far the best book I have listened to so far. Amazing story, narrator and effects. I was disappointed that it finnished, however I still have book 2 and 3 to listen too :)

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  • Vladimir Duret
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    1/25/16
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    "Did not disappoint"

    After the rule of two, couldn't wait to hear the prequel. I'm moving on to the third book.

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  • Christopher Hitch
    1/13/16
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    "rule of two begins"

    Amazing listen loved it from start to finish any star wars fan will find this a must have !

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  • Matthew Viner
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    "In the beginning"

    Fantastic story and will continue to grow with the next book. A must read for any Star Wars fan and a good benchmark for people to learn about star wars

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  • Ellis501
    12/5/15
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    "A Darth Worth fearing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Star Wars at its best. Great story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bane. The books about him?


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final lightsaber duel with his old sword master.


    Any additional comments?

    A original story and the best of the bane books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theo
    11/10/15
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    "Great Star Wars story"

    Loved the voice acting and story telling of the reader a really enjoyable story - a must for Star Wars fans wanting to learn more of the back story

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  • Andrew
    10/14/15
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    "excellent!"

    My first audio book and I loved every minute of it! Excellent story and an outstanding vocal performance by Jonathan Davis really drags you into the Star Wars Universe. A must buy for any Sci-Fi and in particular Star Wars fan.

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  • Razzyrah
    9/16/15
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    "Can't wait to listen to books 2 and 3!"

    This was the first Star Wars novel I've listened to and it was a great account of the birth of the rule of two. Interesting characters and thoroughly enjoyable storyline. A must for any Star Wars fan... Especially if you lean a little to the darkness!

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