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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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    Cassie Harmon 11-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

    A reminder that the choices we make and the secrets we keep impact our lives in ways we might never fully comprehend.

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    MRZ, Chicago Chicago, IL United States 10-30-16
    MRZ, Chicago Chicago, IL United States 10-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept me interested all the way through"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Husband's Secret to be better than the print version?

    Probably because of the wonderful narrator's performance and different voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although some parts I could see coming, it still kept me guessing. The characters were sympathetic and likeable.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    She has a wonderful voice and changes it for different characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked the epilogue that went through what could have been.


    Any additional comments?

    Liane Moriarty and Caroline Lee are becoming my favorite pair! I listen in the car while commuting, and this combination of author and narrator make me look forward to being stuck in the car!

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    Kelsey 10-24-16
    Kelsey 10-24-16
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    "Easy, engaging read"

    I like all liane's books. They are easy reads and great, engaging distractions from everyday life. I will read more of her books for sure.

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    orangelady 10-20-16
    orangelady 10-20-16
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    "Great book, worth enduring narration"
    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Australian accent grew on me quickly, but narrating Esther's voice with a lisp was terribly annoying. Luckily, she is only super talkative in a few scenes.


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    destcabrinatl 10-19-16

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    "HORRIBLE Narration"

    I tried several times to get through this book, but the excruciatingly loud, high pitched, screeching, nails-on-a-chalkboard narration was more than my ears could handle. There was no differentiating between characters as the men, women, and children all sounded alike. Not to mention, some of the characters are Australian, however they all have British accents, so that was also annoying. The storyline itself is sooo slow, boring and choppy as the narrator jumps from one character/scenario to another without any kind of flow.
    This was my 3rd attempt and I got through to chapter 6 this time, however I just can not go any further. .
    Definitely wasted my credit on this awful audio.

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    Candace Walsh 10-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Insightful, beautifully written"

    The author taps into the emotional motivation of each character with such authenticity.
    The grief and rage of Rachael, the hurt and betrayal of Tess and Cecilia's traumatic response were all spot on.
    The motivation for "the husband's secret" was the only part of the story that required more than the usual willing suspension of disbelief.
    The narrator was amazing. Each characters voice was distinct.
    Highly recommended

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    Catherine 10-15-16
    Catherine 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just can't get into this."

    Too fragmented. Not interesting! This is my second attempt at one of her books and I guess I'm just not a fan.

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    Jayna French Shawnee, KS United States 10-13-16
    Jayna French Shawnee, KS United States 10-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Caroline Lee's narration is flawless. As a voiceover artist myself, I love to hear subtle characterization and an artist's interpretation on an author's story. Caroline Lee did a brilliant job, as always.

    Liane Moriarty's story kept me listening through two car trips and the epilogue was a welcome gift, tying the title and story lines together, beautifully.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this piece...performance and story. I highly recommend this to other listeners, if you are looking for a good book. (Even if you don't have time to sit & listen in one sitting)

    Well worth one credit

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    ezdoesit North Carolina 10-11-16
    ezdoesit North Carolina 10-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm still kind of disappointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I don't understand the Tess story of this book. It's like it was included to fill space and add a sexual story line. She didn't know the victim, she doesn't know Cecilia, she doesn't know Rachel. I was hoping Will would tie in somehow or Felicity, but they don't. It's just there and makes no sense to the story, in my opinion.


    Would you recommend The Husband's Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe as a beach read. It makes you think about the decisions you make and how things come together in life. It just looses steam at the end.


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

    She is phenomenal. I actually chose this book because she read another one I just finished. I love her accents and her diction.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    AlwaysDreaming 10-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great... until the epilogue"

    I've become a new fan of Liane, and have read several of her books over the last few months. This one was excellent... until the very end, which was almost too realistic... and in being realistic, was kind of sad. One of the draws to fiction is the happy ending, like the one you find in What Alice Forgot.

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