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The Husband's Secret Audiobook

The Husband's Secret

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Publisher's Summary

"My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died...."

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses - and, ultimately, ourselves.

©2013 Liane Moriarty (P)2013 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"In The Husband's Secret,, Liane Moriarty has created a contemporary Pandora whose dilemma is spellbinding. Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!" (Emily Giffin, New York Times best-selling author)

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    J. Smith 08-01-14
    J. Smith 08-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    What did you love best about The Husband's Secret?

    The surprise at every chapter! I could not predict how it would end, and loved each and every transition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband's Secret?

    Epilogue


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Epilogue


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What would you do?


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    Mary 07-28-14
    Mary 07-28-14
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    "Audible only downloaded books 2 & 3"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    What a waste of time. I spent one of my credits & was only able to load books 2 & 3. How can you listen to a book in the middle. This has been happening often with Audible. Is it a function of its having been bought by Amazon? In any event don't buy this book unless you want to waste a credit.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing unless Audible fixes this problem.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Make sure that his book could be listened to, in its complete length.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    How can I tell until I can read the complete book -- Thanks Audible! :-(


    Any additional comments?

    What a waste of time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zue CA 07-24-14
    Zue CA 07-24-14

    AudioBooks Rule!

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    "Wonderful Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book perfectly explores the topics of guilt, uncertainty and hurt the characters are experiencing.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is wonderful and very expressive. I really loved the performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story is moving from its very beginning till the very end and so it would be difficult to pinpoint just one particular moment.


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    Barbara 07-24-14
    Barbara 07-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Yuck"
    What did you like best about The Husband's Secret? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed hearing the Australian accent and how English words are pronounced. I felt the story was too contrived and I predicted the entire thing. I didn't feel any of the characters had any depth or interest.


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    MARY 07-16-14
    MARY 07-16-14
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    "A very run read with a perfect narrator"

    I really enjoyed this book, it kept me on my toes all the way through. The narrator's voice reminded me of a British character on the TV series "The Newsroom", her accent was delightful. I would definitely listen to more by this author.

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    A.D. STOCKBRIDGE, GA, United States 07-08-14
    A.D. STOCKBRIDGE, GA, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Responsibility becomes yours when you know...."
    Where does The Husband's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I have listen too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is complex and surprising


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book in January and liked it so much it was my book club choice for this year. July is my month to host, and I reread the book for it to be fresh in my mind. I can say I liked it as much the second time. How well does anyone really know the people that are closest to them?Once their secrets are revealed, the responsibility of knowing also becomes yours.Cecilia Fitzpatrick finds a letter address to her in a box of old bank statements that is from her husband. On the letter is her name and open after my death. Cecilia is a good wife and wants to abide by his wishes but the letter is controlling her thoughts. Tess with her husband Will, and cousin Felicity own and advertising company. When her marriage is on the rocks she goes back to her hometown, to stay with her mother. She enrolls her son into her old elementary school. Rachel is an elderly lady that works in the school office that both Tess and Cecilia's children attend. Rachel's daughter Janey was murdered as a teenager, and would have been around the age of Tess and Cecilia if she had lived. All three women barley know each other, but their lives are intertwined by secrets. Excellent writing by Liane Moriarty. Fantastic plot and characters

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    Rhonie 07-06-14
    Rhonie 07-06-14
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    "Tough story"

    Tough story, slow moving. Beginning was hard to get through more than half before the story seemed cohessive.

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    Lisa 07-05-14
    Lisa 07-05-14
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    "Much Ado About Nothing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story is ok but a lot of time is spent listening to the characters obsess about their problems. The reader was excellent.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Liane Moriarty again?

    Probably not


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Superb


    Do you think The Husband's Secret needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, not at all. One is enough.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JR 05-05-14
    JR 05-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not worth your credit."
    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    From the short preview I was expecting a more exciting read. The pace was slow, I was often lost and not sure which way the author was going. I lost interest early but tried to keep listening hoping for better.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed that I used a credit for this book.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Myriam Davie, FL, USA 05-02-14
    Myriam Davie, FL, USA 05-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "What a soap opera!"
    Any additional comments?

    I just kept saying to myself ... really? no way that is happening...... Just a bunch of airhead women in this book with very little backbone.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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