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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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goooood

the narrator was amazing, his vocie really fit in my opinion. And I like StarWars

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Really liked the greater depth and history

Enjoyed the history and both Jedi and Sith of old. I'll be looking for more.

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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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great production great book

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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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

Star Wars Epic

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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A Great Place to Start

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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This book is amazing!

This book is amazing! It shows the true history of the sith! Definitely a 5 star!

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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

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

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  • Martin
  • 04-07-13

One of the best

This is by far one of my favourite books I have listened to it was so refreshing and gave you a real understanding on what the author was trying to get across to his audience.

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  • Mr. M. E. Mcgookin
  • 04-07-13

Great Listen

Really enjoyed this book, so much so that I bought the second one before I was due a credit. Great telling of how the sith order was in the past, and how the "one master, one apprentice" theory came about and how Bane goes about his plan to restore the order to his vision. Nice to hear Bane's beginnings before he was a sith as well.

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  • J. Crosley
  • 06-28-13

Awesome book but missing a part

Would you consider the audio edition of Path of Destruction to be better than the print version?

the book is great however is missing a part of the book?!!??

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bane. as he kicks ass

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-17

Awsum!!!

Very good book. Very well read. Kudos to the narrator. Thoroughly enjoyed!!!!
Mind = Blown

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  • DCWood
  • 09-14-17

Wow

absolutely amazing. BEST audio book I've listened too so far by a clear margin.

the story was so organic and flowing I couldn't predict it at any point but it never took an unnatural twist. for anyone who's seen the films this is a must listen to get perspective on how 1000 years ago events lead directly to palpatine.

the nuances of the characters emotions and actions fit beautifully in the universe and give deep and insightful looks in to the Sith and the Brotherhood of Darkness.

it also tied in amazingly will with other star wars law with references too the ancient Lords of the Sith, Revan and the greater universe in its time.

every word was written just right. I wouldn't change a line in the whole thing. I connected with the individuals and the overall plot with strong emotional investment.

not only that, as it's all from the view of Bane as he slowly goes from unsocial young man to the first Darth in centuries, it gives a unique insight into the dark side and justifies it from personal levels. no one is just evil or good, they are what they make of themselves after life's had a go on them.

if yiu love star wars, kotor or the extended universe in general than DO NOT MISS THIS!

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  • Patrik Karlsson
  • 07-09-17

Radio theatre

I really like how immersive it feels with the sound effects. wouldn't have hurt with more voices though.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-28-16

A magnificent story of Evil

As a fan, this was a right treat beautifully executed. I loved the novel so I was more than interested in the audio book. The narration was perfect and the music helped give a sinister feel.

Darth Bane is a compelling and fascinating protagonist.

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