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The Husband's Secret Audiobook

The Husband's Secret

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....
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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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    Erin J. Goodman 11-09-15
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    "Incredible narrator!"

    An engrossing, interesting story that was exceptionally well told. Will look for other books by same narrator in future.

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    TammyR Worcester, MA USA 11-04-15
    TammyR Worcester, MA USA 11-04-15
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    "Each life affects another"

    This is the fourth book I've read by this author so I'm obviously a fan, but this was my favorite so far. There were several intertwined storylines and the choices of each character had an impact on the others. I switched between the audio version and the printed ebook version because it was so hard to put down. Excellent!

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    Brianna 11-02-15
    Brianna 11-02-15
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    "Great narrator ... that's about it."
    What disappointed you about The Husband's Secret?

    If you like slow, dull stories, then this book is for you! I gave this an honest effort and listened for several hours, but was to bored too continue.


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    Dorianne Colon 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow plot"

    Slow plot. I never got tangled in the story. I just wanted to finish it and get it over with. The performance was Ok. I got lost in the monotonous tone of the reader sometimes and could not follow which character she was talking about since she did not change tone with each.

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    Judy Roberts Wimberley, TX United States 10-27-15
    Judy Roberts Wimberley, TX United States 10-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "What a great read!!"
    Would you listen to The Husband's Secret again? Why?

    Absolutely. It was entertaining, topographically satisfying, and color rich without being neon. Super pleasant to play whether for 5 minutes or 55.


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

    Polly and the car. It siddled in then quietly took my breath before I could brace against it.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Everything! Her voice and talent add tremendously to the experience. She does a lovely job.


    If you could take any character from The Husband's Secret out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Connor Witbe. I want to know more of his story and history with the other characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm off to the next book by Ms. Moriarty and Ms. Lee.

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    Shelly ~ 10-24-15
    Shelly ~ 10-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful!!"

    Loved this author's story! Can't wait to listen to another! The performance was spot on. This story had substance, intrigue, and the right amount of humor. I'm sad that it's over.....

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    Marcia Rowe 10-23-15
    Marcia Rowe 10-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I absolutely loved this book!! Loved this one and what Alice forgot!! Def planning on reading a few soft hers!

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    ReadsReviewsAlways 10-23-15
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    "Annoying voice but good characters"

    This is a pretty good book. The woman who read it inhabited the characters well, but I didn't find it a pleasure to listen to with her oftentimes staccato & stern British accent. The story was sometimes blah but I'm glad I stuck it out because the ending had an interesting twist that made a good life lesson.

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    KellerKlan San Antonio, TX 10-20-15
    KellerKlan San Antonio, TX 10-20-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Pandora's box"

    Struggled in the very beginning to relate with the characters but I decided to keep listening, I'm glad I did. Yes, like other reviews have said that this was an unrealistic story, but that depends on the reader.... several twists & turns to the story. :)

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    Julia 10-18-15
    Julia 10-18-15 Member Since 2015

    I live every day as if it will be my last. This is why my clothes are wrinkled. Let's face it. Who wants to spend their last day on earth ironing?

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    "Not a romance novel"

    This book takes on tough moral issues and family dynamics without being condescending or preachy.

    I read this based on a friend's recommendation. I would have given it a pass based on the cover.

    The characters, places and events are richly detailed. My only complaint is that so many of the female characters defined themselves in relation to others in their lives.

    The narrator's voices all sounded alike to me, but I was able to follow the dialogue. Her voice was pleasant enough, but with this many characters, some differentiation would be appreciated.

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