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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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    Harrison 03-05-17
    Harrison 03-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best star wars novels if not THE BEST"

    Once again Jonathan Davis brings another star wars novel to amazing life. This is a very dark story but EXTREMELY informative of the ways of the Sith. You learn everything about them, their beliefs, how they think, the history of their order, and of course how The Rule of Two came to fruition. You learn some of this if you've played the KoTOR games but this novel greatly expands upon that. There are many references of Revan and Malak which is quite enjoyable for those who love the games and this era of Star Wars. The novel is a heavily focused character story of the rise of Darth Bane and following him a long his path to the dark side is thrilling. AMAZING! BUY BUT THIS BOOK NOW!

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    Daddy 02-21-17
    Daddy 02-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The performance is Fantastic!"

    This is a great book to start with if your unfamiliar with the starwars books. Takes you back in time prior to Republic Era.

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    Amazon Customer 02-21-17
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    "Terrific"

    great story. Darth Bane is a true sith lord. Great reader, he kept it nice and interesting

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    Andrew Brady 02-21-17
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    "So well told!"

    This is such a good story! A mature story and I love all 3 books. Jonathan Davis is great again!

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    Katarina 02-19-17
    Katarina 02-19-17 Member Since 2016

    Born in the seventies. Love Sci Fi & Fantasy.

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    "Hours on the couch doing nothing but listening!"

    Gripping story about the rise of Darth Bane. The author allows the reader/listener far more than a mere glimpse of the dark side of the force when telling his origin story of one of the great dark lords of the Sith.
    Darth Bane is the one who will eventually instate the Rule of Two, which we know from the movies and which says that there can only be two Siths at one time. Which means that for most of this novel, the Rule of Two isn't there yet, hence there are a multitude of Siths and dark side force wielders!

    The story is read brilliantly by Jonathan Davis, and of course enhanced with awesome SW audio effects.

    In conclusion, I literally couldn't bring myself to do anything but sit on the couch and listen - which is an absolute first for me for usually I do all kinds of stuff while listening to audio books.

    Highly recommend!

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    Amazon Customer 01-13-17
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    "Wonderful Book - Great Story Depth"
    What did you love best about Path of Destruction?

    The creation of Bane had a little bit of a weaker childhood story but his character development and transition to the dark side from his age was incredibly well-written.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Jonathan Davis did a great job with the voicing of the entire cast - even the women. It was easy to differentiate the characters as they were voiced.


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

    Many of the descriptions of bodily injury caused me to cringe - well done!


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    Mugen 01-07-17
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    "Mind Blowing performance"

    Drew Karpyshyn's book is a master piece couldn't stop listening to this first part of three.
    Jonathan Davis narrated the Hell out of this book. his performance couldn't have been better between each character.
    I look forward to the next two books!!! This is well worth it!!!

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    Oldman1969 01-03-17
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    "This should be a movie."

    They should start casting for this movie now. Drew Karpyshyn did a awesome job writing, it kept me intrigued and wanting more. Jonathan Davis brought all the characters to life a great combination of great minds. Now part 2.

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    David Lahmann 01-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Womderful"

    The story is fresh and compelling and the man reading is absolutely magnificent. I highly recommend this series

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    Keith C. 12-31-16
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    "Great read, great trilogy"

    Darth Bane trilogy is easily the best Star Wars series. It tells you how Bane sacrifices his own people for the greater good of the Sith. In doing this he begins a journey to what eventually becomes the Empire by implementing the Rule of Two. Hollywood is always slow to realize what fans really want. But I think at some point you will see Banes story on the big screen. The most influential Sith Lord ever!

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    "great Adition to the list of Darths of to the sith"

    a great listen, easy to get involved and lost in the main roles journey. hope to hear more from Bane!!!

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  • anthony brooks
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    "a starwars beginning"

    a formidable story for me this is the beginning of the starwars saga worth listening

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  • Manga goat
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    "Narration is superb"

    I wasnt sure about the narration from the sample, but rest assured, it is masterful.

    The book is amazing, about a mans rise to power in the dark-side and the trials he must overcome.

    You do not have to be a star wars fanatic to love this book. Im not, afterall

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  • Mikael
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    "Not amazing but a good listen non the less."

    A bit cliche and cringy at times but I liked it enough to continue with the sequel.

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  • Mr. D. Munro
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    Excellent audio book and a very good performance - most likely to be best appreciated by fans of star wars baddies.

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    "Scheming Sith. Evil has no friends."

    Loved this book listened to it all at twice first time.
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    "2 there shall be. no more. no less"

    Best star wars extended universe book out there! An apsolute must read for all star wars fans!

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    HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, United Kingdom
    12/12/16
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    "A great book"

    I was looking for a decent series oh Star wars novels and I came across the Darth Bane series. I read some reviews and ask highly recommended the then, so i thought I'd give the first a listen. How very glad I am. I really enjoyed this book, it has me gripped from the very beginning. the story doesn't drag and leave most of the action until the end of the book, but almost throws you into the drop end straight away.
    To see the how Bane rose to power and to eventually overthrow the brotherhood of darkness was really fascinating. Bane is evil personified, but you can't help but love his style.

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  • james biltaji
    12/11/16
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    "Knowledge is POWER"

    If you've seen the movies and like the universe but have not read/listened to any of the books this is a good start, awesome to hear the history of the sith

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  • James
    12/4/16
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    "My chains are Broken"

    Don't often leave reviews but had to, it showed the true power of the darkside.

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