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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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    Patricia Redding, CA, United States 03-26-17
    Patricia Redding, CA, United States 03-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    I enjoyed this book and it kept me coming back. The characters were well developed and the storyline was interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Jacobsen 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Kept my attention!"

    this author and reader had me wanting to hear the story every chance I could get. the scandals are so... scandalous. one of my fave books now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    debra 03-23-17
    debra 03-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "i didnt see that coming...."

    great story, i enjoy books i cant predict whats going to happen.
    found myself yelling" oh no" and " omg" a couple times.
    second book by this author. Big Little lies was great as well.
    i think i will get another

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    Dessiree L Turnbough 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This is my favorite Liane Moriarty book!"

    I love Liane Moriarty and I think this may be my absolute favorite! Great read.

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    M. Crenshaw 03-21-17
    M. Crenshaw 03-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I loved this book!!! The narrator was fantastic!!"

    the intertwined story and the epilogue were very enlightening. you never know where your life will go.

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    Andrianarimanana 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "could have had a better ending"

    I liked how the story developed until I started to see how the ending was going to be. the ending was disappointing. I didn't like it at all.

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    Laurie 03-18-17
    Laurie 03-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "In the End"

    Thorough development of the three main subjects. The middle at times felt like I was listening to a dime store novel. But in the end, it gave me a lot to think about. The "Whatifs" aside... I guess I would describe it as the psychology of family relationships and murderers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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