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The Husband's Secret Audiobook
The Husband's Secret
Written by: 
Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: 
Caroline Lee
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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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    Melissa Fairfax CA Usa 10-11-13
    Melissa Fairfax CA Usa 10-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Daytime soap chick-lit"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    no


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

    I'm not sure what the genre is - but this is, I think badly written, boringly conceived and really does remind me of the few times I have seen mid-day television - is there something called Desparate Housewives? I think this must be like that...
    I liked the reviewer who said it was suitable for Philosophy 101


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    it was ok - she did a very good job considering the text she was reading.


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

    Boredom. Annoyance.


    Any additional comments?

    I am rather sad (for the sake of an indication of the general level of intellect) that this has reached such heights in the New York Times best seller list - although I must say it is MILES above the Shades of Grey series...so I suppose that is a good thing.

    27 of 37 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.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    D. J. N. Lowe 04-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Terrible"

    Really not very well written but not very well read either. Not worth a credit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenn S London 06-10-15
    Jenn S London 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 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vera Clement West Hartford, CT USA 05-18-15
    Vera Clement West Hartford, CT USA 05-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "predictable"

    Far too long and predictable. i wish I had given up the first two times I tried to get through it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renee 04-24-15
    Renee 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Had greater expectations of a thriller"

    I kept waiting for something to happen. There were several separate stories going on, and I figured it was going to be all brought together at some grand point, and it was; but I was left thinking "that's it?"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 03-21-15
    Janet 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Yawn"

    This was a complete waste of a perfectly good credit. The story was too predictable. The lack of editing was a joke. The introduction of characters was poorly executed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Musser 03-19-15
    R. Musser 03-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Depressing!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm not sure why people are rating this so highly. I personally find that listening to the suffering of others is depressing, especially when it's fiction. I found nothing meaningful about this book, nor did it open my perception to anything. Dark and depressing, I don't plan to read any others by this author.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 10-03-14
    Lori 10-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Poor writing"

    This story was so poorly written that I could barely get through listening to it. The plot was contrived and predictable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 07-28-14
    Mary 07-28-14
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    "Audible only downloaded books 2 & 3"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    What a waste of time. I spent one of my credits & was only able to load books 2 & 3. How can you listen to a book in the middle. This has been happening often with Audible. Is it a function of its having been bought by Amazon? In any event don't buy this book unless you want to waste a credit.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing unless Audible fixes this problem.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Make sure that his book could be listened to, in its complete length.


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

    How can I tell until I can read the complete book -- Thanks Audible! :-(


    Any additional comments?

    What a waste of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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