Canon
Audio Drama

Dooku: Jedi Lost

By
Cavan Scott
Released
Apr 30, 2019
Artwork by
Narrated by
A Full Cast
Takes place in
92 BBY - 24 BBY
In the
Fall of the Jedi
era
Part of the
Collects
Very Good
8.4
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Whether audio drama or script, Dooku: Jedi Lost provides an intriguing backstory for one of our favorite Sith Lords.
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Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.

Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.

Publisher's Summary

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 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 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.

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Whether audio drama or script, Dooku: Jedi Lost provides an intriguing backstory for one of our favorite Sith Lords.
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Eric Eilersen - Dooku: Jedi Lost - Audio Drama
Eric Eilersen
President
I have never had a character change so completely in my mind before listening to Dooku: Jedi Lost. While I didn't care much about him before, this audio drama made me understand and care for Dooku in a way that was simply astonishing. The performances were tremendous, the writing superb, and I hope this paves the way for many, many more audio dramas to come. Absolutely phenomenal.
Karl Sander - Dooku: Jedi Lost - Audio Drama
Karl Sander
Staff Writer
Aside from The Clone Wars animated series, we really haven't been shown much of Count Dooku - he shows up later on in Episode 2, and he's gone in the opening scenes of Episode 3. Who is this cat? We know he used to be a Jedi, but now he's a Sith Lord AND apparently nobility. What gives? This audio drama goes a long way in filling in those gaps - when and how Dooku began to see things differently from the Order; how he was first touched by the Dark Side; and how he finally made the momentous decision to leave the Order. It even shows us more of Asajj Ventress, and if you haven't read "Dark Disciple" before, listening to this may well shoot THAT book up your "to-read" list. If, like me, it's your first introduction to "listening" to a book, you may find the format takes some getting used to - I found scrubbing back to pick up something I missed or forgot more challenging than flipping back through pages, and every once in a while it was a challenge to keep characters' voices straight. But none of that is a critique of Cavan Scott's story, and the production value - with music and sound effects as well as the talented voice actors - is top-notch.
Meg Dowell - Dooku: Jedi Lost - Audio Drama
Meg Dowell
Editor-in-Chief
As someone who isn't a huge fan of audiobooks, I was pleasantly surprised by Dooku: Jedi Lost. It's an audio drama with a complete cast of voices, sound effects, and the Star Wars music we all know and love. But the story is what captivated me most. This is a deeper look at the road that led Dooku down a dark path from an early age, from his days as a Padawan right up to his decision to leave the Jedi Order. It's so good that I listened to it twice, and if you love the expanded universe, you'll love characters old and new, familiar themes, and more insight into the Jedi Council as a whole. Fans of The Clone Wars TV series will love it even more.

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