I love books by Liane Moriarty, and The Husband’s Secret was no exception. I actually listened to the Audible version twice… once last January 2016 and then again in October of the same year. The Husband’s Secret contained all of the elements that I love in Moriarty’s books. The Australian setting is always somewhat exotic when reading from the US. However, the elementary school mothers’ culture appears to be universal. I like the strong female characters, their struggles, growth and intertwined relationships. In The Husband’s Secret, the strong females were woven around several male characters that were significant, but not particularly strong. There were also some unexpected twists. Caroline Lee’s narration was excellent. The Husband’s Secret is definitely a good listen and I’m sure it would be an equally good read.
I thought this was really good and as the title says, I liked it more than I expected to. A good mix of what I would consider kind of a chick flick feel and some suspense. Definitely going to listen to more by this author.
Insightful story of several families and their interwoven lives brings the reader on a remarkable Journey through love friendship loss and the things we could have done should have done or might have done. the characters all remind me of somebody I know, they are each believable and compelling on their own and a force when brought together. I especially appreciate the honesty introspection the female characters in this book. there is a lot of loss and sadness in this book which I think is important to know for people who would prefer not to take a trip down that path. That said, it is handled delicately and with refreshing honesty..
Probably because of the wonderful narrator's performance and different voices.
Although some parts I could see coming, it still kept me guessing. The characters were sympathetic and likeable.
She has a wonderful voice and changes it for different characters.
I liked the epilogue that went through what could have been.
Liane Moriarty and Caroline Lee are becoming my favorite pair! I listen in the car while commuting, and this combination of author and narrator make me look forward to being stuck in the car!
Australian accent grew on me quickly, but narrating Esther's voice with a lisp was terribly annoying. Luckily, she is only super talkative in a few scenes.
I tried several times to get through this book, but the excruciatingly loud, high pitched, screeching, nails-on-a-chalkboard narration was more than my ears could handle. There was no differentiating between characters as the men, women, and children all sounded alike. Not to mention, some of the characters are Australian, however they all have British accents, so that was also annoying. The storyline itself is sooo slow, boring and choppy as the narrator jumps from one character/scenario to another without any kind of flow.
This was my 3rd attempt and I got through to chapter 6 this time, however I just can not go any further. .
Definitely wasted my credit on this awful audio.
The author taps into the emotional motivation of each character with such authenticity.
The grief and rage of Rachael, the hurt and betrayal of Tess and Cecilia's traumatic response were all spot on.
The motivation for "the husband's secret" was the only part of the story that required more than the usual willing suspension of disbelief.
The narrator was amazing. Each characters voice was distinct.