• The Hidden Oasis

  • By: Paul Sussman
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-04-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (100 ratings)

Summary

Egypt 2153 BC: 80 priests set out under cover of darkness with a mysterious object....
Albania, 1986: A plane takes off bound for the Sudan. Somewhere over the Sahara it disappears....
The present: a mummified corpse is discovered in the dunes with a roll of camera film and a clay obelisk inscribed with a hieroglyphic sign....
Three unconnected events - or so it seems.
©2009 Paul Sussman (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
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2 out of 5 stars
By Mogster on 31-08-10

Started well...

I thought this would be brilliant - having read the content and reviews of the book on-line. The end result was not great. I thought I was in for a fast paced thriller but it ended up as a vastly over long and pendulous ordeal. The characters are good and beliveable but the story just becomes more and more ludicrous the further in you go and it ended up like a montage of about 30 other books. I was glad when I (finally) got to the end. Shame.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 30-05-12

Better & Better

If you are a fan of Paul Sussman's books based in Egypt, then you'll love this.

It is classic Sussman, but taken to another level. Without wanting to spoil anything, nobody is what they seem; CIA agents with hidden agenda, shady characters who are playing for the opposition and a pair of henchmen who are impossible to dislike, and whilst not quite coming good, having two hidden redeeming features. The ending is one of the most exciting cliffhangers, literally, I've "read" in a long time. Even Inspector Khalifa makes a cameo appearance.

Gordon Griffin is the narrator, and does his usual sterling job. It is rather strange, however, having just finished one of his, to find characters graced with the same voice as someone from a totally different book, but this is entertaining in itself.

The plot might disappoint anyone expecting pure factual Egypt, but come into the book with an open mind and a desire to be entertained, and I can guarantee that you'll enjoy it as much as I have.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 10-05-10

Hot and Heavy in Egypt

I found this a highly entertaining historical thriller. Well researched ( with abit of whimsy and license of course ), the action rolls along, and there were enough twists and turns to keep interest.
It's always kind of fun to hear an English narrator emulate American accents, but not distracting.
Recommended.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Chrystal on 17-04-11

Adult situations

I enjoyed listening to this book. The story was good and it kept me guessing. But, the first part of the book has a lot of Adult Situations. I almost stopped listening because there was a lot of vulgarity and brutality. I can handle some violence, most mysteries and thrillers have violence but the language and violent sexual situations were off-putting. I think books need ratings like movies and tv. This is an R-rated book. I will probably listen to another of this author's books but now I know what to expect.

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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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