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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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    Geza Kamuela, HI, USA 03-29-14
    Geza Kamuela, HI, USA 03-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Even When You Think You Know, You Don't"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Husband's Secret to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the characters came alive for me and I thoroughly enjoyed all the different Australian accents and characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Cecilia Fitzpatrick, because I could identify with her and her quest to be the perfect wife and mother.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Australian accents brought the setting alive. This book could have been set in New York or Orange County, CA, but it was set in Sydney, for the most part, and I would not have enjoyed the local flavor nearly so much without the Aussie overtones.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I usually listen to audio books while I exercise or clean the house. I feel very fit and the floors are sparkling!


    Any additional comments?

    This book makes you realize that you never really know anything, and yet you make life altering decisions based on "facts" that may be erroneous. How many times have I made the same mistakes as most of the characters in this book?

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    Peach Chicago, IL 03-25-14
    Peach Chicago, IL 03-25-14
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    "Favorite on Audible so far!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, and I have. I enjoyed the unraveling of the unknowingly intertwined characters. The twists and turns kept me captivated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Rebecca. Without giving any spoilers, even though I've never experienced anything close to what she went through with Janie, I felt for her as if I had. Her unwillingness to give up on finding out the truth, the way she clung to her grandson and the resentfulness of her son's impending move were just a few things that really made her real for me.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    She gave such life the characters. Sometimes a narrator can actually distract from the story (which is how I felt about The Dinner & The Fault in Our Stars) but Caroline's distinct voices blended in a believable way.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not extreme. But I did find myself pondering how I would react in certain situations. How would I feel if any of the situations that happened in the book were to happen to me? Would I react the same way, or differently than the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Liane Moriarty is quickly becoming a favorite. I'm now listening and enjoying "What Alice Forgot".

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    Karen 03-21-14
    Karen 03-21-14
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    "What a hunk of absolute junk!"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    No way. Nope.


    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    The soap opera like writing.


    What didn’t you like about Caroline Lee’s performance?

    She was good, bad story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nada.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm mad! Sunk cost... Listened to the whole rediculous thing hoping it would get better and it got worse.

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    Amazon Customer Anson, TX, United States 03-15-14
    Amazon Customer Anson, TX, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Could not "put it down""
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    I was drawn into the story and really enjoyed the story line and narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt wrapped into the story and eager to find out the secret


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    John OLEAN, NY, United States 03-14-14
    John OLEAN, NY, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A taut due of twists and turns!"
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Absolutely unpredictable and entertaining...


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

    The ending was a complete turnaround.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    I'm not big on accented narrators, but she was excellent....


    If you could rename The Husband's Secret, what would you call it?

    Everybody Has A Secret....Not Just the Husband!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lulu Saint Cloud, FL, United States 02-23-14
    Lulu Saint Cloud, FL, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!!"
    Would you listen to The Husband's Secret again? Why?

    Amazing read! I could not put this one down. Great way of going from one character to another and in the end being able to see how they all intertwine together.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end was my favorite, what would of happened if? If only they had chosen this...


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laurie Marlton, NJ, United States 02-23-14
    laurie Marlton, NJ, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to The Husband's Secret again? Why?

    I would consider listening to the Husband's Secret for all the nuances I know I missed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me question my own relationships....


    Any additional comments?

    Although it is set in Australia! It might have been in any suburb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trish Virginia 02-13-14
    Trish Virginia 02-13-14 Member Since 2010

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "What would you do??"

    The Husband's Secret was an interesting novel. The story was very good--progressed well and ended in a satisfying way. It did make me think--what would I do in the situations presented?

    But it was an entertaining listen. I enjoyed the story--it had light, funny moments, and the narrator was very good as well. I'm glad I listened to it, and will recommend to others.

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    Natasha Miami, Florida, United States 02-12-14
    Natasha Miami, Florida, United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2016
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    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Mysterious, Karma.


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

    Definitely how everything falls in to place with both tragedies unfolding. Wow amazing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Rachel found out the truth.


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

    None. All the characters added value.


    Any additional comments?

    Best book I've read in a long time.

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    Beth Merrick, NY, United States 02-11-14
    Beth Merrick, NY, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "So so good !!"

    Not at all what I expected , it was a shocker ...it started out a little bit slow but once all the characters fall into place this story takes a huge turn

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