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Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)

Series: Star Wars
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars), by Cavan Scott, read by Orlagh Cassidy as Asajj Ventress, Euan Morton as Dooku, Pete Bradbury as Gretz Droom, Jonathan Davis as Qui-Gon Jinn, Neil Hellegers as Ramil, Sean Kenin as Sifo-Dyas, January LaVoy as Jor Aerith, Saskia Maarleveld as Jenza, Carol Monda as Lene Kostana, Robert Petkoff as Ky Narec, Rebecca Soler as Yula Braylon, and Marc Thompson as Yoda.

Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far, far away….

Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.

Dooku’s life began as one of privilege - born within the stony walls of his family’s estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognised and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda.

As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn - and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.

Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light - even as the darkness begins to fall.

©2019 Cavan Scott (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Enjoyable story but confusing at times

For the past 2 years I've listened to all of my Star Wars books, I like the extra elements it brings. With a full cast this book is unique amongst them all, and I was interested in that it is audio only.

The voice actors are all excellent, and for the most part the story is enjoyable.

My only gripe is the 'audio only' nature of the story. At times you have different characters talking to each other, but without the additional descriptions that a normal book provides ("Qui Gon said"; "Dooku answered" etc) you sometimes can get lost on who is saying what. There was a moment where a lot of grunting type noises were happening - no idea what was happening there either! A normal book would have an explanation, a narration to enable you to visualise the moment. In this you don't know if a scream is from getting shot, stubbing a toe or treading on some Lego.

Still worth a listen in my opinion, but I would like to hear/read an 'unabridged' version which adds the additional narration required if you were to read it.

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Brilliant

Loved this book from the storyline to the voice cast, this book makes the world feel alive. Highly recommend to prequel era fans and to people that want to learn more about the mysterious Count Dooku. Also has some ties to other books such as Claudia Gray's Master and apprentice as well as the universe at large.

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  • North East England
  • 16-06-19

Missed opportunity and a waste of time

Awkwardly jumps from first person to third, characters read stage directions clumsily, the story is average at best and the voice actor for Dooku is so far detached from the film and Clone Wars Dooku its distracting. Could have been so much better than this. Felt like a massive waste of time.

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Amazing

Finally we get the story about Dooku's fall from grace.
It was gripping from start to finish.
The cast and production was superb.
I certainly now see the Count differently...
If you're a Star Wars fan, I really recommend this.

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Please Disney

Absolutely brilliant story that should be adapted into a movie as soon as feasibly possible.

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Enjoyable origin story.

This audio production provided an interesting insight into the formative years of Dooku, and whilst it did not carry the same emotional weight as Master and Apprentice, it serves as a worthwhile companion piece.
Special mention to Asajj Ventress; who's psycotic mental state provided many highlights.

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Odd but Enjoyable

There were some really good bits however for me the narrative was a bit too disjointed. I felt that Dark Disciple was more of an audio drama than this was. The characters telling their stories may as well be an audiobook. It would be great to have a Star Wars audio drama to the same level as the Alien Audible Originals. Nonetheless it was interesting to learn Dooku's origin and reason for turning away from the Jedi. I would like to learn more about Sipho and how he died.

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Insightful

Solid Performances from all cast members.
Dooku has an intriguing back story that is fully delved into, whilst faithfully fleshing out the character of Asajj Ventress.
I found that a couple of characters sounded similar so it wasn't always instantly clear to tell who was talking in a couple of scenes, but on the whole it was easy to follow and enjoyable.
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  • 05-06-19

A fine addition to the Star Wars canon

Loved it! A fine addition to the Star Wars canon. Hopefully this will be the first of many ausio dramas.

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Superb audio drama

One of the best Star Wars audio dramas yet! A fascinating backstory to both Dooku and Asajj. The full cast is fantastic. I really hope Lucasfilm commission more of these full cast dramas.

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  • Edmond Zippo
  • 14-06-19

Something new

Format-wise I think that this is very promising. a lot could be done, telling stories like that.
Story-wise, I was unsettled at first. I've always wanted to know more about Dooku but the way the story was presented made me wonder if it was the best way to do so. ultimately I went with it and enjoyed it thoroughly. Congratulations to the writer, the cast, and all the other people who worked on this.