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Dooku: Jedi Lost

(Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  5,030 ratings  ·  699 reviews
Listening Length: 6 hours and 21 minutes

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’
Published April 30th 2019 by Penguin Random House Audio
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Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book. I was a little worried as it is re screenplay version of an audio book. However with all the "narration" scenes. It gave just as much insight into what the characters were thinking.

This is the prequel to the Master & Apprentice some of the passages on this book fit in perfectly with the Qui Gon and Dooku, or the parts with Real.

I am not a fan of the watered down more politically motivated Jedi of the Disney era of Star Wars. So this made me empathise with Dooku's disillusionment w
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars-read
Dooku: Jedi Lost is a phenomenal listening experience
for any Star Wars fan. You know who you are!!

One of the first pieces of the Disney Canon timeline, this quick audiobook essentially tells the origin story for Count Dooku.

Many of us only think of Dooku as the Dark Lord of the Sith, but he was once a powerful Jedi, who eventually succumbed to the pull of the dark side.

The narrative actually begins with his Sith Apprentice, Asajj Ventress, who yearning to learn more about her mysterious master,
The Dark Side of the Force is strong in this book!


This book is the written script for this story that it was initially presented as audiobook. I am quite glad that they decided to print a readable version of it.

Count Dooku is one of the most complex characters made, but sometimes people don't appreciate or understand his relevance in the Star Wars universe since his time on screen on the movie episodes was limited, but if you have watched the animated Clone Wars serie
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
First of all, this is not a book, so let's get that out of the way immediately.

This is an "audio drama," six hours long, performed by a full cast. I have to state upfront that I loathe this medium, and so you should take my review and rating with a HUGE grain of salt if you're someone who likes audiobooks or audio shows. I am no judge of voice acting, so I will say only one single thing on that score: the Ventress voice was nearly perfect.

Aside from the inherent grating, campy weirdness of liste
Kristian Shreiner
Apr 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
The dialog is empty, the plot consists of an unfocused collection of minor/ unremarkable events that involve Dooku without explaining his transformation; the book’s basic promise and goal delivers abject failure, provided the fact that the author gives you no window into dooku’s thoughts, emotions, motives, and argued reasons for abandoning the order and becoming a dark lord of the sith. Furthermore, the story omits any interaction with sith/dark side philosophy, artifacts or figures; delving in ...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Star Wars audiobooks are always a treat to listen to, but audio dramas are on a whole other level. Performed by a full cast and available only as an audiobook, Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost is an immersive experience that puts your right in the middle of the action and makes you feel like you are in a Star Wars movie, watching all the events and action play out around you.

Since the release of the prequels and the character
Neil R. Coulter
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, star-wars
Dooku: Jedi Lost is an audio drama script by Scott Cavan that follows Count Dooku from childhood through his leaving the Jedi Order and taking up the mantle (or cape) of leadership on his home world of Serenno. My preference would have been to listen to the audio version, as it was intended to be experienced; but I’m at the mercy of the public library, and what they added to the collection is the hardcover script, not the audio.

Having read the book, however, I think it might be the clearer optio
Holly (The GrimDragon)
"I sense the Dark Side!"

Dooku: Jedi Lost is unlike anything else that has been released with regards to Star Wars. Among the slew of new canon books, comics, art books.. Del Rey and Penguin Random House Audio created this audio-only release written by Cavan Scott. It's a combination of an audiobook and an audio dramatization that features a full cast. As Scott has said on Twitter, it's like a movie for your ears!

Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of audiobooks. I find it difficult to concentra
Ben Brown
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars-canon
Well, this was certainly interesting: a script for an audio drama that details the rise and ultimate fall of one Count Dooku. Conceptually alone, I couldn’t resist giving this one at least a peek, and I’m so glad I did: “Dooku: Jedi Lost” rocks.

There’s two things that writer Cavan Scott does that makes “Dooku: Jedi Lost” work as well as it does. The first might seem obvious, but it’s crucial: he tells a really, really good story. Jumping across all periods of time and interlinking various charac
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
3.5 stars

This novel has been adapted from the audiobook that was originally released. They kept this story in script format from the audiobook and I really liked how it made the story different to read. Even though I typically do not read novels that are laid out in a script format, it was unique, refreshing, and really captured the emotions that each of the characters felt.

I love a good villain origin story and this one did not disappoint. It really gave you the background and life of Dooku th
⇢ 3¾✰STARS✰



I usually add the Kindle version of a book on my Goodreads since Audiobooks never have page numbers of the book. The Kindle version of this book has 469 pages...because it's written like a screenplay. So, if you're going to read this, I sugg
Jim C
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Actual rating is 2.5 stars.

This is an audiobook set in a galaxy far, far away. In this one, we explore Dooku as a member of the Jedi Academy. This book covers his whole time being a padawan to Jedi Knight and on this journey we see how Dooku loses his faith in the Jedi way.

There were aspects I absolutely loved about this book and some I did not. First off the production is excellent as we get different actors for each role. We also get sound affects and throughout the production snippets of John

The production quality of the audiobook was astounding! Loved learning more about Ventriss and Count Dooku, though I would’ve liked to have seen a bit more development with Dooku’s turn to the dark side.

Steven Shinder
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Since 2002, Count Dooku has been somewhat of an enigma, with very little backstory revealed. We know that Yoda was his master and that he trained Qui-Gon Jinn. And some of his motives and how he fell to the dark side have not always been as clear as they could have been. So when this audio drama Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost was announced, I got pretty excited that we would get more backstory for him in canon. Clocking in at 6 hours and 21 minutes, Cavan Scott's story provides glimpses at various ...more
Anime Mage
Apr 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am reviewing the full cast audio production of this book (which also is just a screenplay of this audiobook, so be aware of you plan on reading a physical copy or ebook).

This. Was. Awesome.
I am relatively new to StarWars, never was a big fan of the movies, I didn't grew up with it. They were okay, but I never fully understood what was going on.

So a few years back I decided to do the novelizations on audible because I thought this a bit more background and detail description of who is who and w
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Jedi Lost is the first canon Star Wars audioplay performed by a full cast. The (at the moment) audio-only story has an interesting approach but lacks clarity. While the story itself is intriguing, exciting even, I wish there was more focus. We get a skip through Dooku's life and his background while the subtleties of his very unique character were what interested me more.
Characters like Yoda, Rael and Qui-Gon came a little too short in my opinion. However, Syfo-Dias and Lene Kostana (is that ho
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
While I didn't like all the voices that went will the roles, it was definitely an interesting look at some of the backstory to Count Dooku, and how he left the Jedi Order. At first, I didn't think I was going to like that it was from Ventress's point of view, but I ended up doing so. This doesn't go into how he turned to the dark side beyond brief flashes here and there (a future one of these or a book, perhaps?) but that was fine - the title is Jedi Lost after all, and it's how he became one of ...more
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Count Dooku was never my favourite antagonist in Star Wars. However, I was always fascinated by his character. His deep voice provided by Christopher Lee was menacing and in the Clone Wars, his story was elaborated more and see this old guy with a curved lightsaber to kick ass was quite a joy.

Ventress, on the other hand, was not my cup of tea. This bold-headed assassin was a pain in the ass and I never attached to her. There were interesting moments in the show but I think I enjoyed her characte
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Before he was the Count of Serenno, the leader of the Separatist Army and became known as Darth Tyranus, Dooku was a Padawan to Jedi Master Yoda and best friend to Sifo-Dyas. He also served as a teacher to a young Qui-Gon Jinn before leaving the Jedi Order entirely. This is the Dooku that assassin Asajj Ventress is interested in learning more about and how the story in Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost sets down its roots.

Siona St Mark
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a really fun Star Wars novel set before the Prequels. Really good character study on Dooku with a smaller (unfortunately) focus on Asajj Ventress (my favorite SW character). I don't have a lot else to say about the book. I was a little unsure of it being an audio-only book, but it turned out really great! This was pretty much my first audio book, but I don't think it'll be my last. ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Other than ending in a muted fashion I wasn't expecting, this is all but perfect. It's presented as a script for an audio adventure, but the format doesn't take anything away from this fantastic tale. Count Dooku is a fascinating and mysterious character that was absolutely wasted in the prequel films. This novel gives him the background and character work that he richly deserves. ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, star-wars
Got this on Audible. Need to finish my current audiobook, but the first two minutes of this...DAMN THIS IS EXCELLENT VOICE ACTING HOLY ASJFKDSFKAJERFIKAJWS!!!

Not really a book. More like a radio drama. I wish a printed script were available.
Lance Shadow
Hello there! It's been to long since I've done another review. For those of you who may be wondering what the heck has happened with my New Jedi Order reading, yes, I'm still working on my first time reading of that series. I'm still trying to read Balance Point, and I guarantee all of you in my tiny audience that I have on this platform that I do intend to see it through, then review it, and then eventually continue onwards to Conquest (Edge of Victory, #1).

But ever since I moved out of my par
Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince
Long ago, in a galaxy, far, far away….

“Dooku: Jedi Lost” is a gothic saga set in the Star Wars universe.

One thing I love about the Star Wars domain is how vast it is, so much so that any kind of genre fits within it. The films, tv series, video games, comics, cartoons, books, audiobooks, and fanfiction can tell varying stories for all ages: science fiction; science fantasy; space opera; military fiction; action/adventure; horror; traditional romance; and now, with “Dooku: Jedi Lost,” a gothic ta
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
happy new decade suckers i'm back on my bs. i should get a different star rating for star wars stuff bc objectively nothing has ever classed higher than a three in like, Craft, but i think asajj ventress narrating all the crystal goblets count dooku is drinking his wine out should merit an entirely separate 'one million stars'. there's a dragon in this book! ...more
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this look into life at the Jedi temple. It was interesting that this point of view was dooku’s. Some points were a little muddy but overall it was a very enticing story that kept me captivated. The Jedi should have realized their way was flawed and needed to be adjusted for human nature and balance a longgggg time ago.
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
This book was a mess. I've read more Star Wars books than any other subgenre and I've seen good and bad. "Dooku: Jedi Lost"'s problems were legion. The biggest was the structuring of the book itself. Flashbacks within flashbacks and unnecessary time jumps. It was cool seeing a young Dooku but the transition to evil didn't really track. The book did have a dragon...I wasn't really clear. I've never seen a dragon in this universe before so that was cool.

I listened to the audiobook and l
Keith Johnson
Decent entry in the new canon. I particularly enjoyed the politics of whether or not what the Jedi are doing is ethical. This isn't the first time I've seen this notion in a Star Wars novel, but it always intrigues me. Everyone just assumes the Jedi are good and the Sith are evil, but it's not as black and white as it may seem.

The audiobook production was fantastic. 10-15 voice actors mixed in with the sound effects and soundtrack were enthralling.

The book certainly ended openly enough that th
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
10 Random Things I Loved:
1. The relationship between Dooku and Sifo Dyas. I was not expecting this one! I can't believe it, but I'm kinda shipping them now. Their friendship was so interesting and fun to listen to.

2. Dooku dueling with a lightsaber in one hand and a glass of wine in the other is very Dooku-energy. I like it. A lot.

3. Dooku and Qui-Gon's fun banter as Master and Padawan:
QUI-GON: "Your brother is quite a pilot, Master."
DOOKU: "He is. I hate to say it, but I'm actually impressed."
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