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Path of Destruction Audiobook

Path of Destruction: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

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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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    "Great series!! If you love star wars this is great"

    Listen. I'm not a reader at all so audible is perfect for me I just wish I had this available when I was in school and had to do book reports. I highly recommend this to any starwars fan especially to a kid that has to do a book report.

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    amazing book..... the narrator was great. loved the music and sound effects also!!!!!! top notch! !!

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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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    Brian Carmichael 02-26-15
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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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    "Awesome! I am hooked"

    I thought the characterization of Darth Bane was well done. Also, the plot was believable and kept my attention. I would highly recommend this book.

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    Marcus Cape Girardeau, MO, United States 12-12-14
    Marcus Cape Girardeau, MO, United States 12-12-14

    I am a massive fan of fantasy books.

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    Awesome story, great reader, and overall wonderful listening experience. Bane an anti-hero of Star Wars, who brings about the 'Rule of Rule' begins his saga of power and purpose.

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    I'm a male 22 year old who is searching for amazing books that match my library. I don't like too much "magic" or non-fiction books.

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    This is an amazing beginning to the Star Wars universe! It has a great narrator. If you can get over the back ground, or if it doesn't bother you, it is amazing book with a great narrator which makes this book unbearable to stop listening to it.

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    "A fantastic story that keeps you entertained."
    What made the experience of listening to Path of Destruction the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the narration and additional sound effects. I think they added to the story nicely without being too over the top.


    What other book might you compare Path of Destruction to and why?

    I have only recently started listening to Star Wars books. If there are more like this trilogy I may never listen to anything else again.


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

    FANTASTIC narration. I think Davis did a great job in separating out the characters with their own individual personalities and the whole book flowed smoothly. (I don't know if it matters but I listen to all of my books @ 1.5 speed and I didn't notice any problems with doing so with this book.)


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend all the books in this trilogy to anyone who is interested in the time between the old republic and the movies. Good story with some important lore.

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    Kenneth R Burke Stanley, Tasmania, AU 12-06-13
    Kenneth R Burke Stanley, Tasmania, AU 12-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Sith's point of view"
    What made the experience of listening to Path of Destruction the most enjoyable?

    Loved the different point of view for a star wars novel. Showed the sith as people not just just the raving bad guy in the black hat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bane. His character was developed the most being the central figure of the novel.


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

    Bane again. I loved he slight english twang to this particular voice


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

    I enjoyed this book very much but no tears or lol's


    Any additional comments?

    The voice acting was spot on. Just enough of an accent to differentiate the characters without being distracting

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    TR Jensen Salt Lake City, Utah 10-27-13
    TR Jensen Salt Lake City, Utah 10-27-13 Member Since 2012

    Just a curious guy who travels the world.

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    "Pretty Dark ... Awesome!"

    Wasn't sure what to expect, and to be honest didn't think that the cover art looked very good. But it's a really interesting story with lots of Sith mythology ... Really enjoyable. Jonathan Davis does a great job with the performance.

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