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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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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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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

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

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  • Sean
  • MESA, AZ, United States
  • 11-12-12

Can't wait till book 3

If you could sum up Rule of Two in three words, what would they be?

Not a let down. Often the middle of trio has no real plot and is all set up for part three. This book did an excellent job of creating a unique story and still left me wanting for the next one.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He caries this series well and I look forward to listening to him again.

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  • Desmond
  • Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
  • 01-19-13

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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Great book.

I loved it. I am ready to join the dark side and rule the galaxy as a powerful Sith lord now.

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whatever

Awesome loads better than this pitifully weak host of characters and storyline that Disney has come up with since they purchased the Star Wars story from Lucas. One other thing I will never use Disney's term legends to refer to the older Movies and Novels. I will call Disney's new storyline a bad nightmare and I hope someone buys the story from them and assigns Disney's attempts to alternate status and Picks backup with the original timeline before Disney.

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amazing...simply great

one of best books I've ever read, so good. dark, gritty and full of action it is truly a must read.

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Best Star Wars Series Gets Better!!

Absolutely love this series and I've reread it twice!Strongly urge readers to buy the complete series as you will blow through them

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amazing!!!!

so great!!! and so well narrated! utterly spectacular story, bane IS the Dark Lord, and zana is brilliant

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  • Matt
  • 03-04-17

Excellent 2nd in the series

Im not a huge Star Wars fan. You dont have to be to love this trilogy.

The fact that it follows a sith lord makes it deliciously unique. He is not a good guy, not at all. Yet still you love him.

When I originally read this book, the ending left me shocked and feeling a little naucious. I loved it

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  • Lottie
  • 02-04-17

star wars books are amazing!

AMAZING!


peace is a lie

there is only passion

threw passion I gaine strength

threw strength I gaine victory

and threw victory my chains are broken.

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  • grant
  • 01-31-17

great read

the narrator brings the full series to life . great books great read well worth the credit

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  • Matt
  • 01-27-17

okay

Ok series but not capturing me enough. I won't be carrying it on to the next book. good character development but weak plot that meanders around too often.

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  • Don
  • 01-05-17

Incredible once again!

This book is great. Bane is still as (if not more) griffing awesome as ever. The one shortcoming is that Bane's perspective is less prevalent than in book 1, but Zannah is a pretty interesting character as well.

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  • Griffstar
  • 12-26-16

Excellent story about the Sith

Great narration and the sound effects only added to the immersion. A super expanded universe story.

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  • Lee Jones
  • 09-07-16

Even better than the first

Wow this book surpasses my expectations , it is truly gripping from start to Finnish

A tale Full of Interesting characters which expands in several perspectives on situations giving you real insight to what's going on .

Best audio book I've heard and narrated brilliantly

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  • anthony brooks
  • 04-25-16

for every Star Wars fan I recommend this audio

book the events in this story has ramifications for the future of Star Wars excellent

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  • Rayn
  • 05-30-15

one of the best star wars books i have listened to

amazing book, listened to this series quite a few times now aswel as red them

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  • Kim Frandsen
  • 04-13-13

Great book, even better narrator.

Great book, taking you through the life of Darth Bane and the establishment of the rule of two. You get the impression that the character thinks higher of himself, than even he is prepared to admit.



The narrator is good as well, using different voice and accents that make it easy to distinguish between characters at any given time.