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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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    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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    Alysia 02-16-14
    Alysia 02-16-14
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    What would have made The Husband's Secret better?

    I listened for hours hoping to get something unexpected out of the story. Sad, troubled characters but no complexity or anything that really makes us care about them. I could not finish the book, towards the end the book became too ridiculous to even bear.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Not sure, content was hard to overlook.


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

    Frustration


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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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    "Amazing"
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Gabriela Irvine, CA, United States 02-11-14
    Gabriela Irvine, CA, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Captivating"

    This book is definitely more for a female audience, and perhaps that accounts for some of the poor reviews. I don't know that it deserves comparison to Gone Girl. It's no where near as dark or disturbing, but I found it just as captivating. The performance is spot on! Will be recommending this book to friends, and checking out Liane Moriarty's other work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Combs San Francisco, Ca. 02-08-14
    Phyllis Combs San Francisco, Ca. 02-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Book Lover

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    "Zinger"
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, stunning, interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely Connor. He got the raw end of the deal all the way around.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO, but I enjoyed this one.


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

    It didn't make me laugh or cry..... but I did not see the shocker coming and usually I can guess the underlying "Who Done It" before it happened. She got me.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a fun read, and a guilty pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Florida Mom 02-06-14
    Florida Mom 02-06-14

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    "WHAT A GREAT INTERTWINING STORY!"

    At first I didn't think I'd connect with this book. But I would say after the first 5 chapters, I was hooked! I enjoyed getting to know all the characters, the families, and as the story unfolded, how they all connected in some way or another, to come to form the plot of this well told story. I so enjoyed it, and the many unforeseen twists that kept unraveling. I recommend this book, and I'll probably listen to it again at some point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tony Miami, Fl, United States 02-06-14
    Tony Miami, Fl, United States 02-06-14
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    "One of those books you keep thinking about"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thought provoking! I kept asking myself what would I do in these circumstances. I loved the writing style with the characters stream of consciousness, leaping from thought to thought just like I do.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time listening to Caroline Lee and I felt she added so much to the story. Her Australian accent added a needed element that definitely would have been missing if I had read the book myself. She had great emotion without being overly dramatic. I hope to find more books read by her.


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

    I didn't love the title, I don't think it does justice to the depth of the story. Maybe: The Fallacy of Organized Lives. I don't know, that's why I am a reader not a writer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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