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Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)

Series: Star Wars
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,233 ratings)

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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 recognized, 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.

Narrated by a full cast: 

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  

©2019 Cavan Scott (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Good but missed potential.

First off this book is enjoyable and is an interesting look into the life of Dooku pre Clone Wars Era. But it did feel a little rushed. It’s only a six hour book. So a lot of the scenes lack the depth and detail of most other Star Wars books. Goes from conflict to resolution in a few minutes leaving a lot to be desired. But it’s a small complaint for an otherwise interesting listen.

One important note. There’s a lot of screaming (seriously a lot lol) by the various voice actors in this book. And can be piercing to the ears. Volume is up to hear the dialogue clearly then you get blasted with screams that make you want to rip out your headphones. Just a heads up.

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Decent Audio Drama!

Dooku: Jedi Lost was a worthwhile distraction during my daily commute, however being unfamiliar with the various animated Star Wars series put me at a bit of a disadvantage. I was familiar with Dooku from his appearances in the two prequel movies. Knowing beforehand that his personal history was being uncovered by a Sith assassin Asajj Ventress, my first reaction was "who?" I thought this might have been a good jumping-on point, and while it's easy listening, it's also not incredibly newbie-friendly. If you're curious about Dooku's past as a Jedi, this will certainly help fill in the gaps. If, like me, you're only familiar with the live-action Star Wars films and a handful of the new cannon books, you'll probably be lost by all the unfamiliar names and history connecting characters you've never heard of. If you're familiar with the Clone Wars cartoons, though, you'll probably have an easier go of this than I did.

As far as the voice talents go, the performances are all pretty solid across the board. Del Rey always puts together good narrators and immersive audio elements like sound effects and a musical score, and this is no different. My only complaint is, particularly when they were portrayed as young padawans, Dooku and his friend, Sifo-Dyas sounded awfully similar and I often couldn't tell who was speaking.

I did find myself missing the usual narrative elements and exposition from a typical audiobook. There were a number of elements I would have liked to have had explored deeper, but the story was constricted by the choice of format. That said, I certainly wouldn't mind future Star Wars audio dramas.

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Amazing story and phenomenal voice acting.

absolutely loved the story, and the point of view of each and every character. the voice acting was phenomenal , it was almost like I was watching a TV show. would definitely recommend, especially after reading master and Apprentice. There are a lot of parts that reference that book and it's amazing to see those connections.

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Cavan Scott makes Star Wars feel Alive.

Dooku: Jedi Lost puts you right in the middle of the action and makes you feel like you're on the streets or Serenno bathing in the rich lore of the Star Wars universe. A must read for any Star Wars fan.

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Full cast was great, story was ok.

The full cast was great, a few of the narrators should have been switched to different characters as they perform them better but overall it was cool. The story was just ok.

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Cannon Sstar Wars at it's best.

Hope more Star Wars cannon is put into this format. Many of the cast are ones I've heard, or heard of before, others, not so, Felt like a movie in my head. Amazing origin story for Dooku, and others.

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It was okay...

Performance was good, story was meh. I didn't like when the characters would describe themselves doing something in the first person. That was weird, and made some scene very slow it less enjoyable.

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Poor Dooku

A wasted Star Wars villain. I had hopes his backstory would help, it didn't. He is such an interesting character. the voice acting for dooku was not strong enough certainly no Christopher Lee.

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Mixed Feelings - it was okay I guess

This was a fun experience, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. Our main focus was Dooku and Ventress with this story, and with a full voice cast I was expecting top tier performances. Ventress was on point, beautifully portayed by Orlagh Cassidy. Dooku though, completely missed the mark. Euan Morton felt like bad casting. He put emotion in, but he wasn't Dooku. In my opinion, Marc Thompson would have been a better casting choice.

Storywise though, the roles flip flop. Dooku's story is rich and fleshes out his character so much. I have a new found respect and liking for Dooku now. Ventress, though... what happened? She was most of my excitement for this book and I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed. Her dynamic with her master just felt... well, weird. They explained it in the climax of the book, which kind of redeemed it, but... eh.

Overall it was a fun experience, but not my favorite.

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  • Wes
  • Tustin, CA.<P>Tustin, CA. United States
  • 05-16-19

Dooku backstory

The production is amazing! Many times when listening to Star Wars audiobooks I have thought these are so skillfully produced now if they would just cast several actors to do different characters...well, they’ve done it! I hope they do more radio dramas in the future. This appears to be selling well so they probably will. As for the story, I just wish it had more on Sifo Dyas. He is one of the most enigmatic characters in Star Wars but at least we have more now. I also recommend reading/listening to Darth Plagueis for more on this era of Star Wars.

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