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Cover + Synopsis Revealed for Del Rey’s First Audio-Only Book – ‘Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost’ – Coming Next Month

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by SWNN Probe, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Yesterday, fans of The Star Wars Show were treated to the reveal of a new audio original Star Wars book coming in April - Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost.

    Del Rey is trying something new, as this novel will be the first Star Wars book released exclusively in audio format.



    To me, this is a really exciting idea. As much as I'd love to have that beautiful cover on my shelf, I'm looking forward to consuming some Star Wars content in a way I haven't before, and I think this will be a great way to introduce non-readers to the wonderful world of Star Wars books.



    If previous Star Wars audio books are any indication, this will most likely be a top notch, high quality production, set apart from the other audio books by the fact that it is narrated by a full cast as opposed to just one narrator reading the entire novel. The cast includes Euan Morton, Orlagh Cassidy, January LaVoy, Marc  Thompson, and many more.



    The story follows Dooku's Sith assassin Asajj Ventress as she sets out on a mission to uncover the secrets of her master, Count Dooku, including his reasons for leaving the Jedi Order.



    Here is a synopsis of the book from Del Rey:

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    The story is written by author Cavan Scott (Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space) and will be available on April 30th.

    (source: StarWars.com)





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    The Dooku background story is something I've really wanted. But is this just a novel with multiple actors doing dialogue? Or is this more like a radio drama?

    If the first, please just give me the physical book. If the second, I'm vaguely intrigued but I wonder why they're doing this instead of something more modern and accessible, like the podcast format Marvel used for Wolverine?
     
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    This is really exciting. Ventress is one of my favorite characters!

    I'm also hoping the new season of Clone Wars covers her Dark Disciple story.
     
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    I am so down for this. Kind of worried about the Pure Audio format though. I enjoy actually reading versus the listening. Plus, not hearing Christopher Lee's voice as Dooku will slightly ruin it.
     
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    I think it's more of a novel with different people reading the dialogue of the various characters, but I agree - I would LOVE a podcast like Wolverine: The Long Night. The second season of that is off to a good start as well. I hope they do something like it with Star Wars in the future.
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    I'm doubting it will considering that story has already been told, but who knows.
     
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    This audio-only format was extremely disappointing. And this is from someone who only listens to audiobooks. This was more like a radio drama rather than a normal audiobook because there wasn't the normal narrative from a book that tells you who is talking. You just had to sort that out from listening to it and it wasn't always clear because some voices were hard to distinguish and sometimes they were just talking over each other. I didn't like it.

    The story itself is fine but there is a troubling development....

    Dooku's brother and sister both die in this book. However, I'm 99% sure they both appear later in Thrawn: Alliances. So... WTF??? I guess he cloned them? I'm going to have to go back and listen to Alliances again because this makes no sense. I thought the Lucasfilm Story Group was supposed to prevent these types of inconsistencies!
     
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    Dark Disciple was intense. I absolutely loved it. There is some great Ventress/Dooku backstory here in this Dooku book but...

    That is only a small fraction of the book. The majority of the story is dedictated to exploring Dooku's past before Ventress and before Sidious. Chronologically, the focus of this story is set before the events of Master & Apprentice.
     
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    I stop listening to audiobooks because I can get easily distracted, and then, I'd have to rewind to where I left off. I also tried listening while driving from work in heavy traffic. I find I retain more when I read. I had to listen to Bloodline several times because I missed so much. I eventually ended up buying Bloodline and reading it which was much more satisfying. I'll pick up this audiobook and give it a try nevertheless.... it seems like audiobooks are the wave of the future, so I'll try to stay up to speed.
     
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    I think you've got the wrong brother and sister:

    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Solha
     
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    Thank you! That was bugging me but I've been too busy to go back and check this against Alliances.
     
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