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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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    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 12 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 9 people found this review helpful
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    Cleveland 09-27-13
    Cleveland 09-27-13
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    "Reads like 13 hours of moral lecturing from a nun"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is in Philosophy 101.


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

    Great stories have morals imbedded in them. That said, this read like a children's fable in the approach of the obvious moral questions being supplied more like a lecture. It read like a religious philosophy professor drilling a point.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A caring warm voice that makes do with another person's soapbox.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Husband's Secret?

    I would rearrange the scenes so that the moral dilemma was presented more subtly and not in a crescendo writing style,where everything comes together all at once. I would arrange it to feel more like real life, more believable.


    Any additional comments?

    I respect the writer's work, achievement, and point of view, and hope that my criticism is found to be constructive towards any future projects.

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Danette Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-26-16
    Danette Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much strong language for me"

    I enjoyed the story line, but I think they could have done with less language and sexual detail. The story could stand on it's own.

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    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 09-25-16
    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 09-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Intersting story"

    The Narration was so perfect, it came alive!!
    loved this story. It kept me involved and constantly wondering.
    it makes you think of how simple yet complex life can be filled with joys and losses and a order that we will never understand.

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    Kyla 09-21-16
    Kyla 09-21-16
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    "couldn't put it down!"

    I loved the characters and the narrator. I loved her humor. Definitely going to find more books by this author!

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    Helen New York, NY, United States 09-20-16
    Helen New York, NY, United States 09-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good listen /read"

    Overall, I enjoyed the story and found it was well- performed. Sometimes the number of characters and their details were overwhelming which made it confusing and difficult to separate.

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    Sheri Super-Niezgoda 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another good one by Moriarty"

    May take a little while to get into but picks up steam. Very enjoyable performance by the narrator. I love her.

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    "Loved this book!"

    I couldn't stop listening... The reader is exquisite, truly talented. Highly recommend! You'll be caught up in the drama of it all in no time, and it never gets boring. Twists and turns all over the place!

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    G. Isber 09-14-16
    G. Isber 09-14-16 Member Since 2014

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    "I just love the narrator! lovely listen"

    I will listen to anything read by Caroline Lee. Just so easy on my ears and I love the characters! Great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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