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Rule of Two Audiobook

Rule of Two: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

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Publisher's Summary

In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two.

Two there should be; no more, no less.

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action, and he thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy.

But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane’s hands in the last great Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Joshua’s belief that there are surviving Sith on the loose is unshakeable.

As Johun continues his dogged pursuit of the man who killed his master, Zannah, faced unexpectedly with a figure from her past, begins to question her embrace of the dark side. And Darth Bane is led by Force-induced visions to a moon where he will acquire astonishing new knowledge and power - power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined....

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    "Straight and honest"

    Beautifully done. Simply another addition in an amazing trilogy. 10 out of 10 would listen again.

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    Dreamerme 04-03-16
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    "Great book.....spoiler ahead"

    Great book. at the end though it says that Xana says she collected 5 light sabers but they say that the healer-battle meditation guy was not Carrying one. Small thing.

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    rueben 09-18-15
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    "love the star wars books"

    loved it the story exciting and suspenseful
    the narration was superb. I could not turn it off or stop listening it catches your attention from the beginning to the end

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    Josh 04-20-15
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    "So good..."

    Great narration, great story this was a superb example of an audio book! Well done!

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    nicolas 08-19-14
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    "THE DARK SIDE IS STRONG IN THIS BOOK"
    What did you love best about Rule of Two?

    I enjoyed the way Johnathan Davis fit his voice to the mood of the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My Favorite character was of course Darth Bane. he is the dark side incarnate.


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

    the deep baritone of banes voice.


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    angelina spence Arizona 04-07-14
    angelina spence Arizona 04-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Rule of Two the most enjoyable?

    Another great performance by Davis! The characters are believable and, of course, the sound effects are awesome. It's like listening to a movie. The story was a little slower in parts, at least compared with the first book, but overall was a great book. I really loved it!!


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    Arith 03-21-13
    Arith 03-21-13
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    "Gripping story from start to finish!"
    Would you listen to Rule of Two again? Why?

    Yes, Drew's story was excellent, not to mention greatly narrated by Jonathan Davis.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rule of Two?

    The tense and gripping ending. I never thought one could 'read' about a lightsaber battle but Drew made it truly imaginable with his accurate descriptions.


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

    The background noise sets the environment, while Jonathan and his many voices really add flavour to each character. It would have been a bit flat if all the characters had the same voices, so the fact that each character had their own unique identify really made it more exciting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Despite being evil (albeit a lawful evil), you really do feel a bit sorry for Bane and everything that he struggles against.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't recommend this entire series enough. Not only is it great story telling, excellent narration, but the characters are their own with each distinct personality. Some you really care for while others you just want to slap. But the fact that you care so much either way is a great testament to how good this series is.

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    Trevor North Richland Hills, Tx, United States 01-14-13
    Trevor North Richland Hills, Tx, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Dark and Original"
    What made the experience of listening to Rule of Two the most enjoyable?

    The Reader reallyyy takes his job seriously, does lots of voices and reads with
    Great enthusiasm.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The re-forming of the darkside, and the difficulty of maintaing the raw power of the darkside


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Just the lightsaber noise


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting story perspective of the sith

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-17-13
    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Sequel To An Amazing Book."
    What did you love best about Rule of Two?

    The why it drew you in to the story. It made you feel apart of the action in a certain way that not a tone of books do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's characters. While one particular character felt like cardboard to me, all others were pure originality.


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

    Huh... I was going to type Darth Bane but to be honest, I can't say. They're all so intense and interesting to hear that I'm finding it hard to choose.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "The Dark Is Patient" Working off of the Revenge of the Sith's novelization theme of 'The Dark'.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow. This book continues the Story of Darth Bane into the era of silence, as I call it. Not quite accurate but it refers to the New Sith Wars and the republic's deafness to the Sith's existence.

    Last book we saw the Sith in a war against the Republic and the Army of Light lead by Jedi Lord Hoth. After Bane's masterfully executed plan, one hundred of the Army of Light including Lord Hoth are now dead, as well as the entirety to the Brotherhood of Darkness. Now Bane, the sole surviving Sith Lord, Must train his newly acquired apprentice in the ways of the dark side.

    This book brings so much into his character as well as bringing a new character, Darth Zannah. Her character is such an opposite, at first, to Bane's. She is blind to the dark side in the beginning and must be taught of it's nuances. Faded have the ways of the warriors, filled instead with the political sabotage.

    To add to this newly established way of warfare, Bane has fallen victim to a symbiotic insect known as Orbalisks, which, incidentally, boosts his power and hatred in combat scenarios as well as becoming a nearly impenetrable wall of armor. Useful for the old ways, not so much the Order of the Sith Lords.

    While Bane meditates and attempts to finish an ancient Sith technique, Zannah must conduct their public plots. Yes, there are other characters a Jedi, the Padawan of Lord Hoth, and Zannah's cousin Daravit (Apologies for any misspelling.).

    With all this going on in the same book, it seems ridiculous that anyone could keep track of what was going on. But Drew pulls it off in this stunning sequel. My first read through, I was stunned. Listening to it with Johnathan's narration is epic.

    I'm begging every SW lover to listen to this, even if you've already red the novel, it's a different experience entirely.

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    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 01-19-13
    Desmond Grand Prairie, Texas, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great start"

    This was a very interesting addition to the ongoing introduction and metamorphosis of Darth Bane. Jonathan Davis must be the best in the business as everything he does is always done with a level of discernment I have found far batter than your average audio book performer. His narrative makes the book worth it.

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