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Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)

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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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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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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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Fascinating backstories

I’ve listened to a lot of Star Wars books, but this is one of the first full cast ones. The format was superb, with some of the best voice actors in the business to the fore (Messrs Davis, Thompson and Petkoff especially).

The story itself offers a great insight into not only Dooku, but also Asajj Ventress. How they rose, and how they fell.

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the dooku story I've been waiting for

I've never heared a audio drama before but dooku Jedi lost opened my eats.
the story is what I always wanted for to be told , the story of dooku leaving the council
becoming the sith.
though some things have been left (I imagine for future material) the core aspects of what was needed is here
great cast , though some awakard moments the more grandiose parts stir me towards my positive review.

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<br />such a shame!!!

dreadful idea of using the full cast.
made a weak story sound worse.
what a shame.

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