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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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    Caitlin 05-01-16
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    "star wars!"

    great narrator good story, even if it is about a
    sith 🙂. can't wait to listen to the next installment

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    Ronnie Murray 04-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding - theater of the mind."

    Great story, even better narration. Sound effects and music, with the detailed narration paints a vivid picture for listener. Book 2 will be next

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    Aalix 04-27-16
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    "Great story."

    Love the book but part of chapter 17 is missing. But overall I loved it.

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    Zacchaeus 04-26-16
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    "This audiobook goes hard in the paint like a 7ft. 300lb Power Forward"

    Science fiction has been a favorite genre of mines since childhood and Path of Destruction epitomizes quality/classic/entertaining/original sci-fi. I'm officially a fan of both Drew Karpyshyn and the gifted narrator Jonathan Davis... On to the next one.

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    "Fantastic Book"

    Amazing book. Darth Bane series is my favorite by a long shot. my favorite Sith Lord. Great read recommend it to any Dark side fan.

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    "One of the Best Star Wars Novels of All Time"

    This book was simply amazing. It's narration top-notch. Jonathan Davis IS Darth Bane incarnate. He narrates every character with masterful skill, making it seem like it isn't one man voicing different people. The story is gripping with twists and turns galore. The end will leave you craving the rest of this series. I would recommend this book and its subsequent entries to any Star Wars fan or fan of Sci-fi in general. Simply a masterpiece worthy of high praise.

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    "Love love LOVE!!!!"

    Without rambling too much, Darth Bane is my new favorite Star Wars character. Love the tail of the creation of the rule of two. I find the sith to be such a compelling story. The voice acting in this book and atmosphere created seemingly places you directly into the environment.

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    H. Regnier 04-02-16
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    "Incredible Journey "

    One of the best books I've ever experienced. the story, the power, it was all exhilarating. If you are a true star wars fan and are always desiring more of the star wars world this is a book you MUST read.

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    Matt Davenport GLEN ALLEN, VA, US 03-01-16
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    "Great book"

    No idea how many times I've listened to this trilogy, I think this is my 4th time through. It's that good.

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    the best SWTOR book I've read so far. I just couldn't put it down. I look forward to the Rule of Two.

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    "In the beginning"

    Fantastic story and will continue to grow with the next book. A must read for any Star Wars fan and a good benchmark for people to learn about star wars

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    "A Darth Worth fearing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Star Wars at its best. Great story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bane. The books about him?


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    The final lightsaber duel with his old sword master.


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    A original story and the best of the bane books.

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    "Great Star Wars story"

    Loved the voice acting and story telling of the reader a really enjoyable story - a must for Star Wars fans wanting to learn more of the back story

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    "excellent!"

    My first audio book and I loved every minute of it! Excellent story and an outstanding vocal performance by Jonathan Davis really drags you into the Star Wars Universe. A must buy for any Sci-Fi and in particular Star Wars fan.

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    "Can't wait to listen to books 2 and 3!"

    This was the first Star Wars novel I've listened to and it was a great account of the birth of the rule of two. Interesting characters and thoroughly enjoyable storyline. A must for any Star Wars fan... Especially if you lean a little to the darkness!

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    "Gripping story"

    A fantastic story, which is well read, gripping from start to finish, well worth a listen.

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    "the best yet"

    really enjoyed finding out more about the Sith and about Bane. great story the best I've heard so far in a series

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  • ClaireEliz
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    "Behold, the true birth of the Sith!"

    A fantastic way of showing the true birth of the Sith. great flowing story, facinating characters. a real insight into the Dark Side

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    "If you love Star Wars this is a must read"

    If you love Star Wars this is a must read. Great insight into the past and dark side

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    "Would recommend"

    Very enjoyable audiobook. Well narrated and loved the sound effects. Looking forward to book 2 in the series.

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