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No ano de 2152 a.C., oitenta sacerdotes do Antigo Egipto usam a capa da noite para irem até ao deserto levando consigo um misterioso objeto envolto num pano. Quatro semanas mais tarde, ao chegarem ao seu destino, cortam em silêncio os pescoços uns dos outros.
Quatro mil anos mais tarde, no Egito dos nossos dias, Freya Hannen, alpinista profissional, chega para ir ao funeral
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Paperback, First edition, 496 pages
Published July 6th 2012 by Bertrand Editora (first published January 1st 2008)
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Araz Goran
Oct 18, 2015 Araz Goran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

الأسطورة، السياسة، المؤامرة، الجريمة، الصحراء..



پول سوسمان يقدم رواية في غاية التشويق، سريعة، ملتهبة مليئة بالأحداث والمغامرات والمفاجأت التي تحبس الأنفاس.. ينقلك الى الهلاك إلى قلب الصحراء المصرية حيث الأساطير والمعابد والواحات المدفونة في عمق الزمن ..


تبدأ الرواية بحدث غير متوقع وهو عملية نقل 50 كغم من اليورانيوم المخصب من أوروبا إلى السودان بطريقة سرية معقدة بواسطة طائرة تجارية، أثناء التحليق فوق الصحراء المصرية تهجم عاصفة على الطائرة وتسقطها في وسط الصحراء القاحلة.. لم يعد للطائرة أثر وتختفي ف
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Sarah ~
الواحة الخفية ...
*تحتوي المراجعة على حرق لأحداث الرواية ..


غريب أن أقرأ لبول سوسمان دون أن يظهر المحقق الشهير يوسف خليفة ، فـ هو لا يظهر في هذه الرواية إلا مروراً عابراً في عدة صفحات ..

في الواحة الخفية : الأسطورة المعروفة بواحة زرزورة ..
وهي واحة غير مكتشفة ورد ذكرها في عدة أوراق بردي وكتب وبحث عنها كبار المسكتشفين ولم يتم العثور عليها حتى الآن ..

متسلقة الجبال فريا يتم طلبها على عجل لوفاة شقيقتها الكبرى مستكشفة الصحاري والبيئات الطبيعية الكس في مصر ،والشقيقتان لفترة من الزمن ربطتهما علاقة مضطربة..
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Kristen
Mar 06, 2013 Kristen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I expected to like this book, I tried to like this book, really I SHOULD have liked this book. Unfortunately, I didn't like this book. I pretty much knew by page 20 that I wasn't likely to like this book, but I really wanted to give it every opportunity to change my mind so I kept reading until page 80, but when I was still not liking it, I gave up.

I'm not even quite able to put my finger on exactly WHY I didn't like this book, because on the surface it has all kinds of things that normally add
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Jeffrey
Mar 12, 2011 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in Egyptology, deserts,
Had fun reading this and using Google Earth to find and see locations in the Egyptian desert as I read about them in the story.

The book is 650 pages and all interesting. Of course the core story is fantasy, but a damned good one.

The story takes place in modern times after a flashback to the time of Saddam Hussein and arms trafficking. The main characters run about the northern half of Egypt and wind up going on a treasure hunt in the desert.

The novel contains interesting lore about Bedouins, abo
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Suha
Mar 28, 2014 Suha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
اكثر مايعجبني بكتب بول سوسمان الاثار المصرية وطريقه وصفه لها رواية ممتعة
The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
A good read. Even when the characters weren’t like-able they were rich (in detail) and interesting. In the end I grew to like them.

I particularly liked the author’s soft touch and eloquence in the “Good Bye” letter to Freya from Alex and around Alex’s Funeral.

The rest of this was what I call “sprint and drift” action/adventure. A chaotic flurry of action packed scenes that slow to a nice leisurely walk in places where he fills us in on back story, history and the personal touches. It’s well wr
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Justin Lambert
Jun 11, 2012 Justin Lambert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were points where I kind of shook my head and said, "that's a little lame", or something similar. But then I reminded myself that I was not in this for a deep, philosophical fulfillment or a cerebral mystery to unfold. No, I came into this book looking for a straight-up action story with an Indiana Jones feel. And for the most part, that's exactly what I got.

While some of the action is a little too cliche' (like escaping the bad guys by jumping out of a third-story window into a flatbed tr
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Dr.Abdulkarem
رواية لبول سوسمان؛ تتحدث عن البحث عن طائرة شحن؛ تحمل مواد إشعاعية؛ تتحطم؛ أثناء نقلها تلك الشحنة؛ إلى حكومة العراق؛ أيام الحرب العراقية الإيرانية؛ من أجل صنع قنبلتين نوويتين؛ لرميهما؛ على مدينتيّ طهران، ومشهد؛ لكن تُصادق الرحلة عاصفة رملية؛ فوق الصحراء الغربية؛ المصرية؛ بين الحدود المصرية، الليبية؛ فيتصادف سقوطها؛ الإشارة إلى ما يُسمى الواحة الخفية؛ التي تحفظ سلاحاً حربياً؛ ذو طاقة غريبة؛ استطاع الفراعنة؛ من قبل؛ القضاء على أعدائهم.. الرواية؛ مليئة بالألغاز، والإثارة، والحركة؛ إلا أن تنقصها الحب ...more
محمد على عطية
أفضل شىء في هذه الرواية أنها عرفتني على أماكن لم أكن أعرفها في بلدي !!
Lou
This book has been very weird for me .
I liked the story, the idea of looking for a Lost Oasis amid Zahara , persecution between "the good and bad guys", the deaths involved in the process, the geographical details, etc. .
In many areas, was quite predictable but it had other plot twists that I didn't expected so that completely surprised me. There were some things I didn't like :

1. Molly 's character was so cliché: The typical crazy religious who does everything to achieve an ideal, but it retain
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Al-zahraa'_ahmad
الرواية دي هتكون عظيمة جداً لو اتمثلت فيلم بنفس التفاصيل :D
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من أكتر ما عجبني فيها إن الأحداث في مصر والمؤلف وصفها ببراعة :D
بالأخص الثنائي التوأم العاشق لفريق الأهلي .. "الأهلي الأهلي .. فريق كبير .. فريق عظيم" :D
ووصفه لزبالة المقطم والأحياء العشوائية
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حببني كمان في الآثار .. والتراث المصري القديم عموماً
اللغة الفرعونية ..
؛؛
النقطة اللي عاوزة اعرف مدى مصداقيتها ... الكلام عن حرب إيران والعراق .. وصدام ومحاولة تصنيع السلاح النووي في العراق.
؛؛؛

طويلة .. لكن رائعة .. وهتكون أروع لو فيلم .
Amy
Oct 25, 2009 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-books
Pure entertainment value: 10 out of 10. Fast-paced adventure along the lines of Indiana Jones, this book was hard to put down. The characters are a bit too simplistic, with a bit too much baggage, but the pace of the book keeps you from dwelling on it. Some of the action scenes are very 'hollywood' (did they actually just drive into a fruit stall?), but they provide their own kind of humor as well. I found myself ahead of the book as far as the mystery was involved, and yet I was still surprised ...more
Zoltán
Elég lenne annyit írnom, hogy egy B-kategóriás kalandregénnyel állunk szemben. Ezzel mindössze annyit akarok mondani, hogy bár a szerző kellően fantáziadús, erőfeszítései a történet egyiptológiai és aktuálpolitikai beágyazására méltánylandók (legfőbb szakmai támasza, Stephen Quirke jó barátom és munkatársam volt a Fajjum-oázisban végzett ásatás alkalmával), nincs híján drámának, meglepő fordulatoknak, groteszkbe hajló humornak, no és persze előkerül a műfajban szinte kötelező romantikus szál is, ...more
Lucy
Jul 01, 2014 Lucy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite an adventure! The beautiful American and intellectual and awkwardly cute English professor in the Middle Eastern desert looking for a lost city. Sounds a little bit cliche when I put it like that but who doesn't love a suspense and action filled treasure hunt in an exotic locale? It's one of those books that run like a movie in your head and takes two days to finish. On another note, it seriously reminds me of the television show Relic Hunters with Tia Carrere. (A show that I watched promp ...more
Ehab Shaaban
Dec 28, 2014 Ehab Shaaban rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, paul-sussman
* كعادة بول سوسمان في سرده الروائي (ذات الطابع السينمائي) يتنقل بين أماكن وأزمنة مختلفة بغاية السلاسة والروعة إلا أن المميز في الواحة الخفية هو التوغل الطاغي في اماكن ومعالم مصرية ربما تكون غير معلومة أصلا للمصرين انفسهم، وهي متعة في حد ذاتها ان اقرأ رواية ممتعة تدور احداثها في مصر وفي الجنوب الغربي منها فيما يسمى بهضبة الجلف الكبير.
*وأصبح من الواضح أن بول سوسمان روائي يعرف جيداً كيف يختار شخصياته جيداً، أذكياء، مثيريين، متخصصين ومحترفين في مجالهم.
*ولمن قرأ الروايتين السابقتين لهذه الرواية ربما
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Paula Hurtado
Jan 21, 2015 Paula Hurtado rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta historia comienza con cuatro hechos aparentemente aislados, tanto como por el tiempo como por el espacio y a medida que avanza van convergiendo y vamos encontrando el sentido y las conexiones entre ellos.

Se trata de una aventura trepidante, llena de peligros, pistas, personajes misteriosos, codiciosos, malvados o valientes que tienen una cosa en común: la búsqueda de El oasis secreto, oculto desde tiempos inmemoriales bajo las arenas del Sahara, están dispuestos a torturar y a matar para l
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Khaleel Datay
Oct 27, 2013 Khaleel Datay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my third Paul Sussman novel but the earliest that he'd written. I'm sure many other people do the same when they find a good author, and go back to read all the stuff he's written before. The beginning takes place more than two thousand years BC and was a bit confusing as Sussman lays the groundwork of the legend of the hidden oasis deep in the south of Egypt. In present time we are introduced to ace American mountain climber Freya Hannen who has to rush to Egypt to attend her sister Al ...more
Amy
If I’d summarize it in one sentence: Was that stupid!

These are the first words that came to my mind after I finished this book. To cut it short here’re the pro’s and con’s of this book:

Pros:
• The setting
• Descriptions
• Detailed
• Nice chases
• Historical information

Cons:
• Predictability – I knew where the oasis was located even before I got to the half of the book; also I could tell that there will be a betrayal and who it’ll be and of course about the death of Freya’s sister, that she wasn’t mur
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Bertrand Brasil
Paul Sussman, falecido precocemente em 2012, aos 45 anos, era considerado pela crítica um dos escritores de thriller mais inteligentes do século XXI. Assim como já ocorrido com O último segredo do templo, O oásis oculto comprovará ao leitor a técnica de um escritor em sua plena forma.

- Egito, 2153 a.C. Um grupo de sacerdotes parte na calada da noite rumo ao deserto ocidental. Levam consigo um misterioso objeto. Semanas depois, após chegarem ao destino, todos eles cometem suicídio.
- Albânia, 1986
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Bertrand Brasil
Aug 22, 2012 Bertrand Brasil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paul Sussman, falecido precocemente em 2012 aos 45 anos, era considerado um dos escritores de thriller mais inteligentes do século XXI. Seus livros foram sempre aclamados pela crítica e pelo público. O oásis oculto comprovará ao leitor a técnica de um autor em sua plena forma.

Egito, 2153 a.C. Um grupo de sacerdotes parte na calada da noite rumo ao deserto ocidental. Levam consigo um misterioso objeto. Semanas depois, após chegarem ao destino, todos eles cometem suicídio.
Albânia, 1986. Um avião d
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Rhonda
Nov 26, 2010 Rhonda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this sounded like a good book - and in the hands of james rollins or preston & child, for instance, it really could have been. ok - yes - i am biased regarding those guys, but still... this was pretty good and really good in parts, but there were just some things about it that kept me frustrated. the twins, for example - big mama's boys spouting inane dialogue and were they wearing the same armani suits the whole time? and with matching f-ball jerseys? seriously? and they made life or death ...more
Kay
Feb 05, 2016 Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: archeology, egypt
The story of Freya who journeys to Egypt to lay her sister to rest, but finds that there is more than meets the eye to what she was researching. Freya finds help in her sister's friends as the story continues to unwind at a breakneck pace and she ultimately discovers the secret of the Hidden Oasis. I always like a good thriller, but I have to say the graphic violence in this book was a little overdone and ultimately detracted from the book.
Sherene
Nov 10, 2013 Sherene rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The basic premise of this book was interesting. From the synopsis and reviews, it seemed like a sure-fire hit with all the right elements for a good read-Egypt, sun-gods, ancient venerated object with mythical powers so on and so forth. Sure enough, at the core, the author hit the mark on all those fronts. The reason it fell flat is because of the amount of violence and in my opinion, gratuitous violence. Unnecessary and disturbingly detailed descriptions of violence for a book of this genre. Wi ...more
Quanita
Feb 06, 2014 Quanita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sussman, one of my favorite authors, never disappoints. The story starts in the year 2153BC with something (unknown at this point) being hidden in the desert and all of the Egyptian priests committing ritual suicide to protect its' location. The story then moves to the present with multiple locations and multiple people that coalesce into one; an Egyptian arms dealer, murderous twins, an American rock climber, a former MI6 agent are a few of the characters. The search for the hidden oasis and al ...more
Monerh Almargb
Nov 24, 2015 Monerh Almargb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب رائع بول ان شاء الله راح اكمل اقراء في مؤلفاته ذكرني في أسلوبه ب دان براون تفاصيل كثيره بس هي الي صنعت القصه دايم أمل من التفاصيل الصغيرة لأكن في هذي القصه كانت ناجحة مره عيشني جو المغامرة الي كنت ابحث عنه وبنيت في مخيلتي فيلم هوليوودي انصحكم فيه راح تستمتعون فيه كثيرر
Johanna
Dec 13, 2015 Johanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thriller
This book had, in my opinion, many faults. The first is a personal pet peeve, but, there were too many scenes of violence to prove that the bad guys were the "bad guys". These descriptions of mindless violence didn't add anything to the story. Other recurring theme was how the women and their relationships were portrayed - one would think that a narrative that revolved around the female lead would be less misogynistic. The book was full of tropes and I caught myself thinking that I probably woul ...more
Marita_z
Sep 18, 2014 Marita_z rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gosto muito da forma de como o Paul Sussman escrevia, é muito fácil de entrar na narrativa e depressa nos embrenhamos na história e já lemos umas quantas páginas sem dar conta. Mais um livro passado no Egipto, com muita correria e história à mistura.
Gostei do toque de sobrenatural que o fim do livro teve.
Cristina
Jul 29, 2012 Cristina rated it really liked it
Confesso que só na página 35 é que tive a certeza de que iria continuar a ler o livro: as mortes rituais e as mortes macabras sem sentido, as torturas, as conversas... simplesmente assustaram-me e fizeram-me temer a continuação.
Mas lá continuei e a acção desenvolveu-se num ápice. Claro que repleta de maldade pura e crua, torturas inimagináveis e muito mais morte.
Espiões, arqueólogos, sanusi, beduínos, um avião desaparecido... tudo misturado numa procura lendária de um oásis escondido, conhecido
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Stephanie
After reading Sussman's "Last Secret of the Temple", I decided to read this one as well. I love Egypt, history and antiquities, so this book held a lot of promise. It was an enjoyable read, although I was not crazy about the fantastical elements near the book that seemed to destroy the credibility of the story line. Levers hidden in cave that open a vault to drain the desert sand and reveal a hidden passage way, gorges that exist and are open to the sky yet can't be see from above when flying ov ...more
Hend mostafa
الاجمل من الرواية وابطالها هى الواحة نفسها واحة الاحلام واحة زرزورة سحر المجهول.. الرواية قريبة لجيش قمبيز المفقود مطاردات القاهرة حتى الشخصيات الموجودة فقط عكس الجنسيات
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He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he won a Joseph Larmor Award and a boxing blue. His novels have been translated into 33 languages and are set mainly in Egypt, where he worked for many years as a field archaeologist, notably with the Amarna Royal Tombs Project in the Valley of the Kings. Among other finds, he unearthed the only items of pharaonic ...more
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