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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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    Mel USA 01-06-14
    Mel USA 01-06-14 Member Since 2009
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    "My Dirty Little Secret - Auld Lang Syne, 2013"

    I finished this book back in August (2013), just weeks after it was published. I wrote no review because there were already 4 and they all raved about this book. It had seemed harmless enough to me: a lazily written, not particularly creative read, similar to a preposterous soap opera, that whined out of my ipod and through my ears without imparting any real insight or pleasure I'd care to pass along. If 4 readers luved this, then there were 4 happy people in the world that might inspire even more happiness. : )

    My magnanimity took a dive when I side-eyed this title on some obscure Best Reads list. As it marched its way onto more and more of these ubiquitous lists, I began to feel increasingly uncharitable to this book, responsible for those 4 happy readers back in August, ONLY because there were some really good books not getting a spot on those lists, and because -- I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry -- but I thought this was overall processed doo doo you unfortunately read once in a while, but devoting all of your reading time to similar books could lead to atrophying of the brain. Harsh 'who-do-you-who-do-you-who-do-you-think you are' opinions like that aren't well received, and you might understand why I didn't share an opinion I wasn't proud of.

    Ushering in 2014 means bidding adieu to 2013; so I'll think of the Robert Burns poem Auld Lang Syne while I peruse the Best Reads from 2013 lists...but there'll be no *cup o'kindness yet* for the inclusion of The Husband Secret.

    100 of 134 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Blue Anchor, NJ, United States 09-27-13
    Lee Blue Anchor, NJ, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Implausible premise"

    The central premise of this book, that a responsible woman would have stayed with this guy, is absurd. If you can get past that it passes the time. I finished this one.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    TurtlesRMe Killen, AL, United States 08-23-13
    TurtlesRMe Killen, AL, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow! Great story & great characters!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Wow! WOW! W. O. W! So many characters, so intricately woven together...so much I never saw coming! I just finished this book and am going to purchase others by this author! LOVED it!


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    Jenn S 06-10-15
    Jenn S 06-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Painful"
    What would have made The Husband's Secret better?

    You know when you're going through a bad time (for example, your dog just died) and you have such painful emotions and your mind just keeps repeating the same things over and over and you just want it to end? Well Liane Moriarty has put those thoughts into a book and you just want it to end. SUMMARIZE!!! These thoughts are beyond tedious when they are your own let alone a made up characters'.Add to this that the narrator's voice is excruciating (fingernails on chalkboard) and the end result is that I couldn't finish the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Liane Moriarty again?

    Doubtful. Perhaps only if there was a review stating that they hated this book and that this other book is 100 times better.


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

    Her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard.


    Any additional comments?

    The premise for this book is OK. The execution of the story was not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha Abernathy 06-08-15
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    "Good but a bit too fluffy"

    I really liked this book. However, I will say that I did find myself skipping over some parts because it seemed as if it took forever for the end goals to be met.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet H. Maddox 05-23-15
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    "I will read Moriarty again"

    An intriguing story, interesting characters, a different location, good writing ... all combine to make a good read. Moriarity places her characters in impossible situations, makes them real, and demonstrates that life is often not at all what it seems to be. Judge not . . . I will look for more Moriarty.

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    William 05-06-15
    William 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I love this author"

    I liked Big Little Lies a little bit more. But the style story she writes is a fun listen. Must!




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    kisbell123 02-06-15
    kisbell123 02-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A lot of rambling, but still good"

    I found this book to be not as good as "Big Little Lies." There was a lot of rambling on, for example, " should I tie my shoes or shouldn't i? What if I don't tie them? Bla, bla, bla. In all I thought the story itself was good, but a little drawn out.

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    Linda 10-21-14
    Linda 10-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Ah the intrigue of a sealed envelope."

    This is a pretty good story. It wasn't as good as Little Bitty Lies but it was entertaining.

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    Kelli Birmingham, AL, United States 10-01-14
    Kelli Birmingham, AL, United States 10-01-14 Member Since 2016

    Listen on dog walks, commutes and around the house. Welcome virtually any genre but southern fiction holds a special place in my heart.

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    "Much More than Chick Lit for the Beach"

    Some readers have described this book as light Australian chick lit perfect for the beach. I read my fair share of chick lit beach reads but I would NOT place Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret in that category. This book is much more substantial than that description. Instead, expect to be challenged by this read. The first challenge is to keep straight the many (seemingly) unrelated characters that you will be introduced to in the first few chapters. The next challenge will unfold as the book progresses. The author let's you in to the thoughts and feelings of these characters as each faces and tackles some pretty daunting life obstacles. Your challenge is to refrain (if you can) on passing judgment too soon. Would you feel the same way given the same obstacle? Would you take the same action? This book is definitely a great beach read but don't expect to just sit on the sidelines, sipping a fruity drink. You will be mentally engaged in the story whether you like it or not. Expect this one to be made into a movie!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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