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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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    Patrick 06-10-13
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    "Got me into audible!"

    This was my first audio book ever, after this book I just had to hear all of the 3 Darth Bane books!

    The sound effects at the background blended with Jonathan's great voice acting was just everything I could have hoped for a star wars title.

    I just wish there were more of the Old republic era Star Wars books that was narrated by Jonathan Davis. =)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-05-13
    AaronSaint81 Lorain, Ohio 06-05-13 Member Since 2011

    Love Audible!! Hope you all do too!

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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!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arith 04-04-13
    Arith 04-04-13
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    "Incredible and gripping story & narrator!"
    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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    "Fun Book, with a Fantastic Narrator!"
    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


    Any additional comments?

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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

    I believe in constantly learning. I believe that people have a phenomenal capacity for change. I encourage people that there are no limitations. Coffee is my vitamin C. I am a computer exorcist and sage.

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

    Yes


    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


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-03-12
    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 11-03-12
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    "Finally we and Johnathan Davis see into Banes life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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".


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Pike Salem, OR USA 11-29-12
    Scott Pike Salem, OR USA 11-29-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Informative"

    This book was pretty good. It follows the transformation of a decent man into an evil emotionless hollow man whose goals are totally warped by the dark side of the force. I think this book was interesting to learn how the Star Wars universe converted from many sith to only two. It explains it more completely and for me that was reason enough to get it to understand why their are only two sith in the movies.

    That said I won't be getting book 2 or 3 because this was the only portion of the story that is at all relevant to the larger story of star wars and the 2 books just tell about later portions of Banes life.

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    Guadalupe Luis Florida, USA 01-22-15
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    This trilogy is fantastical! The narration is phenomenal, and the storyline is Hollywood worthy. With a good director to back it up this trilogy could make millions.

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    Avi Sane 01-13-15
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    "understand the dark side"

    I absolutely loved this book and the narration was amazing. Truly my first step of knowledge of accepting the dark side.

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    Joel 12-15-14
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    "Amazing!"
    Where does Path of Destruction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the first one that i've listened to but i intend to download more audiobooks!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darth Bane. The main character of the book and his story was told so good that it made him my favourite.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Very good! I could listen to his voice for hours!


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

    Yes but its to long for me to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend it!

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    "a must for all star wars fans"

    have to say I really enjoy this book its very well written and fits in well to the star wars universe.

    my only gripe is with the narrator Jonathan Davis it felt a bit flat in some parts. But I have to say I normally enjoy his work in the other books he has Narrated.



    Over all a great listen!

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  • Martin
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    "One of the best"

    This is by far one of my favourite books I have listened to it was so refreshing and gave you a real understanding on what the author was trying to get across to his audience.

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    CLYDEBANK, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Book one of the Darth Bane series."

    Path of destruction takes you on a journey a long ling time ago in a place far away. Before most known lore of Star wars.

    It follows the life of a Sith legend and shows you his struggles to greatness. You meet a wide cast of different characters all brought to life by a great narrator, Jonathan Davis, Which really pulls you into the story that bit extra

    Another thing that pulls you in and is a fantastic bonus over the books is the sound effects. Just hearing the hum on a lightsaber just adds the extra oomf to the battles.



    Its a must have for any Star wars fan or just anyone into sifi.

    The great story writer Drew Karpyshyn really had made this series of books a great one which will make you just want to keep listening and hope it doesn't stop.



    These are a must have in any Star wars fan.





    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. M. E. Mcgookin
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    4/7/13
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    "Great Listen"

    Really enjoyed this book, so much so that I bought the second one before I was due a credit. Great telling of how the sith order was in the past, and how the "one master, one apprentice" theory came about and how Bane goes about his plan to restore the order to his vision. Nice to hear Bane's beginnings before he was a sith as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Crosley
    Horsham UK
    6/28/13
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    "Awesome book but missing a part"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Path of Destruction to be better than the print version?

    the book is great however is missing a part of the book?!!??


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bane. as he kicks ass


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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