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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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    L. Knoll Vero Beach, FL 07-05-14
    L. Knoll Vero Beach, FL 07-05-14

    Computer tutor

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    "Soapy and obvious"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    So many coincidences to move the plot forward - I found the writing pedestrian, the characters were more types than individuals, and some of the incidents just too predictable.


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

    No


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

    It's not that I would cut any but I wish they were better developed.


    Any additional comments?

    I am dumbfounded that so many people praise this book. Tupperware parties, Easter hat parades, midnight "chance" meetings at a gas station, it all just felt contrived. And the epilogue, in which a murderer was more or less excused, was the icing on the cake. I like subtlety in books I read, and this one didn't offer any.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    love to read 03-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Story"

    This is one of the most well-written books I've read and I have read many! This is such a touching story. The way the story is written is why it is such a page turner, you have to keep reading to find out why the characters feel the way they do. This book definitely touched my heart. The reader did so much to enhance this novel as much as any I've encountered, she was amazing in her inflection. Many thanks for having novels such as this for download.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 09-28-13
    Sherry L. Wright Flower Mound, TX United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely Loved It"

    Usually I've figured out exactly the way a story will play out by the first third of a book - not this time. I very much enjoyed the perfectly thought out interwoven plot and sub-plots. I enjoyed every character and could easily feel camaraderie with each one. The narration is perfect and adds to the pleasure of experiencing this book. I highly recommend for a light and fun read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 09-26-13
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Oooh - it's a good one"

    This book didn't start out quite like I expected, but it's a great listen. The author weaves the story of 3 women seamlessly, and unlike other novels, each kept me interested. I really liked the "what ifs" at the end of the book. Some parts are funny, and others sad, but a good use of a credit. And Audible, I will request this again - could you send me notifications when this author writes another book (reminding me of this one since I read a lot) - I would read more from this author.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    pnette 09-08-13
    pnette 09-08-13
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    "Excellent book and way of looking at life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I will recommend this book to my friends as I really enjoyed the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Liane Moriarty took her characters through interesting twists and turns. Then she brings it all together and makes you look at life through different eyes.


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

    I enjoyed the husband who wrote the secret letter. You felt for him and what he went through and how you ended up feeling about him in the end.


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

    This book did make me laugh and cry. The characters feel like real people you know and you feel like you are there with them.


    Any additional comments?

    I like this book so much I have listened to it three times already and plan on listening to it again and again.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marjorie Santa Rosa, CA, United States 09-08-13
    Marjorie Santa Rosa, CA, United States 09-08-13 Member Since 2015

    Life's good when I am listening to a great book.

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    "Worth a Credit, For Sure."

    If you like an interesting drama about families mixed with a little intrigue and mystery, this book works well. Set in Australia and beautifully performed, the book kept my interest throughout. I would have rated the story higher than three stars except there were times when I found the writing a bit slow with the literature style not of stellar quality, more like a teen novel but quite well done.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 09-05-13
    Michelle 09-05-13
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    "What a great book!"
    Where does The Husband's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I prefer nonfiction books, but this was a very nice escape!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot is woven perfectly and I adored all of the characters immediately.


    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth J. Tarry-crowe Ann Arbor MI 09-02-13
    Elizabeth J. Tarry-crowe Ann Arbor MI 09-02-13

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    "Another Amazing Book by my new Favorite Author"
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    compelling
    realistic
    un-put-downable


    What other book might you compare The Husband's Secret to and why?

    I would compare it to the first book of hers I read: What Alice Forgot, because it has similar themes of marriage, trust and real-life situations.
    But her style reminds me of Kingsolver in many ways, and Margaret Atwood.


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

    No, but I am sure I will.


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

    Tess....mainly because she emerged as my favorite of all of them (and to get Connor's phone number)


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended listen. I have read What Alice Forgot but plan to purchase it in audible now to listen to it read to me in the proper accent.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Princess 08-20-13
    Princess 08-20-13

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

    At first, it was difficult following the author as she introduced the characters. However, after I got the flow of the story line, it was diffficult to stop. I'm glad the book ended the way it did. It made you think what would you do in those circumstances? I was surprised that she revealed the murderer, and who he was so soon.

    If you can get through the first 10 chapters without glazing over, you'll find the book very enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed Tess and her journey of conflicting emotions of loving and hating all at the same time. Emotions that we all have or will experience, and how we manage those feelings.


    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa United States 02-28-14
    Teresa United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring Drivel"
    What disappointed you about The Husband's Secret?

    The story was banal, the characters were shallow and unengaging. I couldn't last as far as The Opening of the Letter, but it was pretty obvious what it was going to be about.


    What could Liane Moriarty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The women twittered on and on about nothing....just open the letter already!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    While Celia was considering whether or not her husband was having an affair or putting the moves on his own daughter, the tone of voice was the same as a TV Mum deciding which washing powder or toothpaste to buy. It was rather disconcerting and very annoying.


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

    I was disappointed as some of the reviews were good...I wanted to like it but I just couldn't finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    A complete waste of a credit!!

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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