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The Dark Side of the Force is strong in this book THE COUNT OF SERENNO 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 The Dark Side of the Force is strong in this book THE COUNT OF SERENNO 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 series, you can realize how powerful character is, since he didn t turn evil just for the sake of it, but his reasons to turn to the Dark Side of the Force were well based from his point of view and due the situations that he needed to dealt with.Heir of the House of Serenno Padawan of Master Yoda Close friend of the infamous Syfo Dias Attracted inthan a way to Jedi Master Lene Kostana Jedi Knight Jedi Master Member of the Jedi Council Teacher of Qui Gon Jinn Student of Darth Sidious Dark Lord of the Sith Teacher of Assajj Ventress Teacher of General Grievous Teacher of Savage Opress Leader of the Separatist Forces Just naming his endless roles and titles in life, you can realize how complex and diverse character he was, and therefore how insteresting life he had, and how crutial impact his existence was not only by himself but to others, also key in the political ambiance of the Galaxy.Assajj Ventress has her own convulted history with Dooku, and in a moment where both are in fair terms, Dooku opened himself and told her about his roller coaster past.The story of Count Dooku is finally told and it s here 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 Further, the story omits any interaction with sith dark side philosophy, artifacts or figures delving in 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 Further, the story omits any interaction with sith dark side philosophy, artifacts or figures delving into none of his training with Darth Sidious The high quality cast and vocal performance is squandered on yet another unmemorable clone wars episode Dooku Jedi Lost is a phenomenal listening experience for anyone who considers themselves a Star Wars fan.Currently, though not for long, the first piece of the 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 is actually set up as following his Sith Apprentice, Asajj Ventress, who yearning to know Dooku Jedi Lost is a phenomenal listening experience for anyone who considers themselves a Star Wars fan.Currently, though not for long, the first piece of the 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 is actually set up as following his Sith Apprentice, Asajj Ventress, who yearning to knowabout her mysterious master, delves into his past to discover what turned him into the man he has become.Asajj s investigation follows a timeline through many formative moments in Dooku s life Most importantly, the reader learns of the reasons for him becoming disillusioned with the Jedi.I loved getting a glimpse into Dooku s past, from being abandoned by his father prior to his acceptance to the Jedi Temple, to his relationships with his sister and Jedi contemporary Sifo Dyas, to his selection and training by Master Yoda.There s no denying Dooku was an extremely motivated, highly intelligent and strong willed young man The force was very strong with him, but I could definitely understand his perspective as to his disillusionment with the Jedi Council.This production is absolutely incredible The full cast, the sound effects and musical score all contribute to bringing this story to life.Absolutely recommend 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 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 listening to an audio drama at all the biggest downside of this story is the narrative structure It is a dual storyline, one following Ventress in the present day, and one exploring Dooku s backstory through flashbacks to various points in his life Ventress s storyline is by far the smaller one her mission is simple and straightforward, and I would say probably a solid 78% of our air time is spent on Dooku s flashbacks.The flashbacks themselves are fine I don t enjoy them as much as I liked being with Ventress, but they do provide the important canon details I was after and lay a lot of good groundwork for Dooku as a character The problem is that the story uses the gimmick of Dooku s daily holo messages to his sister as a vehicle to propel us into his past And then a journal that Ventress somehow finds in a desk drawer, which conveniently picks up where the holo messages left off, and then the end of the story is supplied by his sister herself.This just came off to me as incredibly weird and absurd The story tries to excuse the ridiculousness of Dooku having a JOURNAL by having him claim to have purposefully left all these things for Ventress to find But why He gives Ventress the holo messages in the first place ostensibly so that it will help her on her mission but it ends up playing no role in that And why should he want Ventress to understand HIM or see his backstory It s never explained, and Dooku s nature as a prideful and private person makes it seem completely out of character I know the story needed to create some reason to tell Dooku s life story, but I can t help feeling there had to be a better possible reason than this The journal and holocomm just seemed completely artificial, something you have to handwave because the author needed it to be that way, not because it actually makes any sense in universe Having to hear so many characters doing silly first person narration of lines that, in a book, would be part of the scene setting prose I stepped out onto the plain, the wind caressing my face didn t help, either.This was the biggest stumbling block I ran into, trying to enjoy this story I am vitally interested in gathering up whatever new Star Wars knowledge Lucasfilms sees fit to disseminate, and I did learn QUITE a bit from this book about Dooku and the time before the prequel trilogy This is probably as far back in the history of the post Ruusan Jedi Order that I personally have ever ventured, and it was a very interesting journey The few shoutouts and tie ins with Master and Apprentice were certainly noticed and appreciated.Overall, the experience of hacking my way through this six hour long ordeal was a test of my commitment I don t know that it was worth it, necessarily, but I m at least glad it s over.Some notable things Weird how Dooku spent so many years being Yoda s padawan and yet Yoda shows up in this book like seven times and it s almost always in brief scenes where he s on the Council You don t get the sense that Dooku and Yoda really cared about each other at all, and the story certainly doesn t invest in their relationship Rael Averross I was glad to see him show up because I love him, and he and Dooku s relationship is definitely a high point His extremely deep cowboy voice is a little weird, especially when Dooku s voice is about half as deep as it should be, but still Rael The Bogan Collection First of all what the HECK is this Dooku s childhood in the Temple gives off MAJOR Harry Potter vibes Weird classes with eccentric teachers Sneaking into the restricted section of the Archives Grudge matches with fellow students Leaping to immediate and poorly founded conclusions about people being evil Sith bestiary Check, check, and check KY NAREC There were far fewer Ventress backstory details than I was hoping to get in this story, but I love the ones we were given And I love Ky Narec even though he wasn t real I hope to see him again Dooku and Sifo Dyas s friendship is one of the best parts of this story, and it makes the fact that Dooku would eventually murder him twice as sad This Dooku and Qui Gon were extremely close thing that new canon has created continues to be extremely intriguing It almost gives me a completely different perspective on Qui Gon, and I m still not totally sure how I feel about it The entire Jedi Order is a freaking mess It s just an absolute disaster There s so much chicanery and drama going on it s almost hard to keep track of Lene Kostana It s a little bit odd, because when she first showed up I was like oh, she s cool She s a maverick and a dissenter with good ideas But then she kept showing up, almost taking the emotional place of Yoda as Dooku s mentor, and everything she did just seemed to getandshady Now that I ve finished the story, I look back and see her being selfish and unstable and obsessive and possibly dangerous but the narrative never actually seems to sour on her Very conflicted Is she meant to be sympathetic Is she meant to be seen as contributing to Dooku s eventual Fall You know, it was really unclear Jenza was great It was obvious what her eventual fate would be, but I liked her a lot as a character I don t understand why Dooku would become the heir of Serenno with his brother dead, when Jenza was right there Dooku almost comes off as the most reasonable person in the Jedi Order, which is interesting for a story chronicling his Fall to the Dark Side Although I suppose it makes sense, given that most of it is told through his own eyes, and he is almost certainly an unreliable narrator ( Free ) ⚕ Dooku: Jedi Lost ♴ Listening Lengthhours andminutes 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 lightDooku 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 YodaAs 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 facedCaught 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 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum 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 s first appearance in Attack of the Clones, the origins of Count Dooku AKA Darth Tyranus has been shrouded in mystery and plagued with questions We know that he was a former Jedi and a Padawan of Yoda s before he became the Count of Serenno and the Leader of the Separatists But what happened in between What was his childhood like, and how did he fall out with the Jedi leading him down the path to the dark side Dooku Jedi Lost seeks to address all of that, by taking listeners all the way to the beginning when our main character was just a boy at the Jedi Temple, where he is just one of many younglings brought to Coruscant by seekers scouring the galaxy for force sensitives He hasn t even been chosen as an apprentice by Yoda this point, but while on an excursion with his fellow students to the planet of Serenno as part of a cultural exchange presentation, Dooku discovers something about his personal history that will forever change the way he views the Jedi and himself.I should also mention that all of these past events are told in flashback because Dooku Jedi Lost is a frame story which places us some time during the Clone Wars when Dathomir Nightsister and dark Jedi Asajj Ventress was still an acolyte to Count Dooku, working as his assassin Chafing under the Sith lord and tortured with visions and voices in her head, Ventress is given a new assignment to track down a new target someone close to the Count s own heart As she makes her way to Serenno to fulfill her task, Ventress learnsabout Dooku and catches glimpses of the most defining moments of his life with the Jedi.Along with the recently released Star Wars Master Apprentice by Claudia Gray, new canon offerings like this one are proving to be a blessing for fans who want to knowabout prequel era Clocking in at a mere six hours and twenty one minutes, this audio drama is nowhere near as long as the series typical novels, but it still packs a lot of content Besides the emotional decisions and the political ramifications that led Dooku to turn his back on the Jedi and take up the mantle of his forebears, this audio drama also delves deeper into his personal relationships including that of his close friendship with Sifo Dyas as well as his apprenticeship with the famed Yoda Eventually, of course, Dooku also reaches the rank of Master Jedi and becomes master himself to a hot headed young Padawan, Qui Gon Jinn.Written by Cavan Scott, the story is well plotted and developed However, as entertaining was it was, I can t really see the history of Count Dooku being all that exciting to anyone but the most hardcore of fans Luckily though, the story isn t the only reason why people pick up audio dramas After all, the best and most notable aspects of this format are the audiobook production values and technical qualities, as well as the incredible performances And I m pleased to say that in this area, the creators of Dooku Jedi Lost went all out Sounds are used to great effect, and musical snippets from John Williams brilliant score inject another emotional layer to the experience Then there s the incredible talent of all the voice actors and actresses Compared to regular audiobooks, audio dramas typically demand a lotacting from their narrators because there is less descriptive text, and so every spoken line has to contain a lotinformation in the way it is delivered For the most part, I feel the cast gave a spectacular performance.All I can say is, yes please toStar Wars audio dramas I can see so much potential for future tales that will work great for this format Dooku Jedi Lost is worth checking out for the exquisite audio experience alone, and fans also get a surprisingly in depth study into one ofenigmatic characters of the Star Wars universe.Audiobook Comments If you re not familiar with audio dramas, some time may be needed to ease into the format Narrated by a cast of twelve, there are a lot of characters to keep track of, but each voice is distinct enough thanks to the talented readers Although everyone gave a strong performance, some were better than others Ironically, Euan Morton s performance as Dooku was pretty average, though to be fair, he s portraying a younger version of the character in addition to trying to fill the shoes of some very big names including Christopher Lee and Corey Burton who voiced the character in The Clone Wars and various other Star Wars projects But standouts in this audio drama include Orlagh Cassidy as Asajj Ventress, Sean Kenin as Sifo Dyas, Carol Monda as Lene Kostana, Saskia Maarleveld as Jenza, Jonathan Davis as Qui Gon Jinn, and Marc Thompson as Yoda 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 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 characters some familiar, some new Scott crafts a web that s surprisingly ambitious, while also being sure to include plentiful nuggets of lore for the diehard fans there s one particular interaction at about the point that I can pretty much guarantee will have Star Wars nerds completely spazzing The second thing he nails is the character of Dooku himself Having gotten to know Dooku from Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, as well as his regular role on The Clone Wars television series, we as Star Wars fans have built up a pretty specific idea of who the Count is by this point smug, entitled, ambitious Not only does Scott s characterization FEEL like the Dooku we ve become so familiar with over the last 20 some years, but in looking at Dooku s early, pre Attack of the Clones life, he also manages to provide readers listeners a with a clearer sense of how exactly Dooku fell to the Dark Side and became the onscreen baddie we ve loved to hate for nearly 20 years now can you believe that Attack of the Clones is almost that old already It s character development that feels both earned and obvious in the absolute best way, making a character that was already pretty complex all thefascinating 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 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 concentrate when there is just one narrative voice, plus I struggle to focus without the words in front of me This year, in an effort to incorporatereading HELLO INSANE TBR , I ve been attempting audiobooks again I ve actually gotten through a few GO ME Now, the reason that I ve been even remotely successful in completing three audiobooks is because they have all been audio dramatizations with full casts and each contained a cinematic quality to them It helps that the scripts in question are X Files and Star Wars two of my favorite things OF LIFE I wasn t about to miss out on a new Star Wars story just because it is audio only I m glad to have stepped outside of my comfort zone a bit Especially because I was able to enjoy this story that features one of my all time top Star Wars characters, ASAJJ VENTRESS Dooku Jedi Lost follows Asajj as she trains under Dooku and uncovers why he left the Jedi Order It jumps throughout different time periods in Dooku s life as a little boy, a teenager, a young man and then onto his role as Jedi Master This is the mysterious Count Dooku s origin story Finally To see ahh read erm HEAR Dooku s progression into the dark Sith was quite something It s incredibly insightful to see just what went on with Dooku and how he went from being one of the best Jedi s the Order had seen, to what lead to the events that unfolded in The Phantom Menace.This helps to fill in some of the prior gaps and gives us a deeper understanding of Dooku Through his personal relationships with Sifo Dyas, Qui Gon Jinn, Yoda, Ventress and his family Tears pricking my eyes Although some of the voice actors felt a little off within their respective roles, I thought Marc Thompson did a wonderful job with Yoda and that Orlagh Cassidy absolutely nailed the Asajj portrayal I appreciate all of the attention that is being paid to the prequel era as of late It s about time that we explore these stories there is still so muchto discover in this timeline 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 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 option anyway Cavan tells the story through narration and flashback, and sometimes these go three layers deep someone narrating about a flashback in which someone else narrates another flashback I can imagine this could get confusing, especially since so few of the characters are recognizable voices from the movies and TV series.I found the book surprisingly engaging and intriguing The pre prequel era is shaping up well so far, with this story and Claudia Gray s Master and Apprentice It feels exhilarating to get a glimpse into a past era that hasn t yet been explored in movie or TV form Cavan writes with a natural flow, giving the right spaces to each character He doesn t labor over lengthy descriptions of battle scenes but gives just enough detail to picture what we need to know even reading it off the page, without the benefit of sound effects.What I like about the pre prequel era so far is the space that s left forstories that take place during the same years Rael Averros is an interesting character who was introducedfully in Master and Apprentice I d like to seestories featuring him I also liked Lene Kostana, a Jedi Master and sort of mentor to Dooku who investigates Sith relics and history and seems to walk a fine line between the light side and the dark side It s an interesting idea to bring into Star Wars that a Jedi could be a traditionalist, seeking wisdom and disciplines from ancient times There s a lot of space to writeabout Lene, and I hope a good author does so.The book has some awkward aspects, but they are at this point relatively minor criticisms The main one is that SW writers are going to have to be careful that writing about youngling life in the Jedi Temple doesn t turn into Hogwarts The childhood scenes in this book were very Hogwarts, and that feels not quite right for SW in part because it makes me wonder about the point of bringing people to the temple when they re infants If this doesn t make them somehow different from ordinary kids growing up, then what s the point Might as well bring them to the temple when they re 5, or 10, or even older, when they and their families can makeinformed choices.The other awkwardness is Dooku s personal development Because this story has to cover most of his life, his changing perspective toward the Jedi Order has to take much longer than seems reasonable He saw enough of the duplicity and dishonesty among the Jedi early in his life to push him away in aradical way, much sooner Here it seems a little odd that he should be skeptical of the Jedi at the time that he s also a revered teacher, mentor to two padawans, and a member of the council I was also disappointed that he leaves the Jedi without explaining anything to Qui Gon.This book introduces Sifo Dyas, the character previously only mentioned as the Jedi who ordered the clones from Kamino It s interesting to get to know him a mystic who is mentally tormented by prophetic visions but we don t see when, how, or why he orders the clone army In fact, it seems that at the point when he should be doing so, he is nearly incapacitated by his mental anguish I hope this gets explained further in another book.So lotsstories to write about these years But this was a fun start and makes me look forward to THE DETAILS3 STARS FULL CAST NARRATION WITH SOUND EFFECTS SHOULD ONLY BE EXPERIENCED THROUGH AUDIO OVERALL, THE STORY FELT LIKE IT WAS MISSING SOMETHING LENGTH OF AUDIO 6 HOURS, 21 MINUTES I LISTENED ON LIBBY THROUGH MY LIBRARY MY THOUGHTS 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 pagesbecause it s written like a screenplay So, if you re going to read this, I sugg THE DETAILS3 STARS FULL CAST NARRATION WITH SOUND EFFECTS SHOULD ONLY BE EXPERIENCED THROUGH AUDIO OVERALL, THE STORY FELT LIKE IT WAS MISSING SOMETHING LENGTH OF AUDIO 6 HOURS, 21 MINUTES I LISTENED ON LIBBY THROUGH MY LIBRARY MY THOUGHTS 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 pagesbecause it s written like a screenplay So, if you re going to read this, I suggest you rethink that and listen to the Audiobecause it s definitely made for that medium With a full cast narration that is either dead on or comes really close to sounding just like the characters in the movies It was mind blowing, especially Qui Gon JinnI had to double check to see if Liam Neeson was one of the narratorsand he wasn t That crazy good narration added to the special effects and this audiobook is an experienceevenso than other Star Wars Books.However, the sound effects can be distracting at timesI often found it difficult to even follow along and I ultimately found the story lacking any real substance because of them I was, however, completely entertained despite not always knowing what was going on, and that had everything to with the narration BREAKDOWN Narration Rating 5 STARSPlot 3 5Characters 4 5The Feels 3 5Pacing 4 5Addictiveness 5 5Theme, Tone or Intensity 4 5Flow Writing Style Ease of Listening 3 5World Building 3.5 5Ending 3 5