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Path of Destruction Audiobook

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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    saboosh 03-12-15
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    "one of my favorite readings"

    the performance added greatly to the character of bane for me. I've read the book before and preferred the audible version

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    KeithYoung 03-05-15
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    darth bane is now my favorite sith...gave me true understanding of the darkside. 5 stars

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    A. hunter 02-27-15
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    The book was great. It is missing a part from the book, but other than that it was great. The narrator did a stellar job. I also love the author.

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    well read but too dark for me. yes, I realize it is about a sith "lord"... guess I just don't get the dark side ;)

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    Ryan Austin, TX, United States 02-20-15
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    "Best Sith-Based Story"

    Earth Bane is amazing and the origin trilogy is great. I loved this book and the production is really awesome. I favor Sith stories over Jedi so I might have some bias but either way the production is immaculate. If you are new to Star Wars fiction, I highly suggest this story to get you started in an early timeframe.

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    Paul 02-13-15
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    "A perfect listen/read for a first timer"

    Darth Bane Path of Destruction was the first Star Wars book I've read/listened to. It was gripping and so descriptive it was like watching a movie. The stars speak for themselves. Even if you've never read a Star Wars related novel before, this will get you.

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    One of the best audio books I have ever listened to. Can't wait to start the next book.

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    Jason Calgary, AB, Canada 02-06-15
    Jason Calgary, AB, Canada 02-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, great narrator!"

    I had previously read the novel and now listened to the audio book. it was very well narrated. The story is just great following the events of how Darth Bane came to be.

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    "Must Read for any Star Wars fan"

    I have read this book 2x as well as listed to the audio book 3x. Each time I take a little more from it and love it that much more.

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    Guadalupe Luis Florida, USA 01-22-15
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    "Why is this not a movie?"

    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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