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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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    MissJD California 11-14-13
    MissJD California 11-14-13

    Mother of a son. Have the best boyfriend in the world. Love books. J.D Robb is my fav right now. Love Debbie Mcomber, Brenda Novak, and more

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Husband's Secret to be better than the print version?

    Never read the book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story has just the right amount of supensise! I love this book and the women reading the book makes it all that much better. I can't wait to finish this book. Such a good book and awesome listen.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    I loved them all!


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

    How well do you really know anyone in your life?


    Any additional comments?

    Must read this is the best book I have hear in some time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnette Columbus, OH, United States 11-13-13
    Lynnette Columbus, OH, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Book!"
    Where does The Husband's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's the fifth book ever listened to so hard to rank it.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Enjoyed how she read the book and how the character's were portrayed.


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

    The ending made me ponder how choice can and do effect our lives.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SPOKANE, WA, United States 11-05-13
    Amazon Customer SPOKANE, WA, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Way to predictable and dull."
    What would have made The Husband's Secret better?

    This book is not really as good as the other reviews make it out to be. Not enough story line and too predictable. Its like a story you would read in Good Housekeeping.


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

    Only the very end where they say what really happened that the characters didn't know. And that is only about 5 min of the whole 12 hours of book.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret 11-01-13
    Margaret 11-01-13
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    "Fantastic tale. Beautifully written."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Husband's Secret to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the book but the audio book is excellent!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters are so well conceived and developed. I feel like I know them so well.


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

    No, but she was excellent!


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

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    If you don't know what to listen to next, this is probably it. It's entertaining, thought provoking, and great fun. You know some of these people. You'll probably discover yourself in one of these marvelously conceived characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 10-31-13
    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 10-31-13

    I Luv Audible!!

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    "We will never know!!!! Some secrets are best kept!"

    Firstly the narration was absolutely spectacular. Caroline Lee did a wonderful job with the characters and the emotion imparted was unbelievable.

    But I hated this book! No seriously it was intriguing. I was beginning to believe it was a beautiful story that would unravel naturally and with a predictable ending. However I was deeply shocked by the unwinding of the story as it had enough suspense to keep you listening. I was so shocked that I cried at one point and just listened in total shock at the climatic turn of events..... An absolute must listen!!!

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 10-29-13
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Sorry to leave the characters behind"

    I had never read anything by this author and have to say I really enjoyed her writing. She talks about the pain and suffering of daily life -- and how the smallest twists and turns can derail someone's path -- but with a lot of wit. I found myself laughing out loud many times, but also identifying with many of the characters' anguish.

    The story has a few implausible coincidences and I guessed the "husband's secret" almost immediately, but neither thing affected my enjoyment. Like I said in the headline to this review, I was sorry to leave the characters behind when the book was over. I immediately downloaded another book by Moriarty ("The Hypnotist's Love Story") to see if it would be inhabited by similar people. So far, it's not as good as The Husband's Secret, but still a fun read.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Felisha Chillicothe, OH, United States 10-27-13
    Felisha Chillicothe, OH, United States 10-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I was bored very quickly...."
    What disappointed you about The Husband's Secret?

    I purchased this audio book because of the high reviews from other listeners, but I was simply disappointed. The plot was ice thin and after a few chapters of listening; I'd already figured out the husband’s secret. I forced myself to finish listening to this book and became more bored and irritated after every chapter. The constant changes in point of views were distracting and characters became annoying.


    Has The Husband's Secret turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Did Caroline Lee do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Great job differentiating the characters, however the book only gave voice to the female characters, when the secret was really that of the husband. I believe that getting an idea of the husband's point of view, his regrets and an idea of how this secret impacted his mind over the years would have given this story additional depth. Without his story, this book read like a bad soap opera or one of those horrible female reality shows.


    What character would you cut from The Husband's Secret?

    I would have cut all characters involved in the Tess and Will O'Leary saga. It made no sense and had no relevance to the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    China 10-25-13
    China 10-25-13
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    "The end is key!!! "

    Very enjoyable read! looking forward to more from the author narrator was PERFECT for this book...

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    Megan Streamwood, IL, United States 10-25-13
    Megan Streamwood, IL, United States 10-25-13
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    "WOW ... Best Read in YEARS... Just WOW!"

    DO NOT pass this selection up. The Narrator is springtime in your ears and the storyline is very fulfilling. The ending actually blew me away. Very thought-provoking and a great example of how each of us unknowingly cause ripples that effect one another. There is always more going on than we could know... very inspiring! GREAT read!

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    WiseGirl Maryland 10-25-13
    WiseGirl Maryland 10-25-13

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    "What a Premise!"

    There is a lot of food for thought here. The characters are compelling. I enjoy Liane Moriarty's style of writing.

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