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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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    "Good enough to keep my attention."

    While I dId finish this book, for me, it was a bit like mindless reading. Which is not to say that it was bad. It took my mind off of other thoughts at times; thereby keeping my attention. Sort of like going to see a movie that I know isn't full of stellar performances, but I enjoyed nonetheless.

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    Frak 02-25-15
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    "Poor writing!"
    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

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

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    How could the performance have been better?

    I couldn't stand her voice


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    Any additional comments?

    I had just listened to "The Prince of Tides" which is exquisitely written and narrated, a true work of art. Perhaps it wasn't fair to listen to this one right after. It seemed juvenile and ridiculous, I didn't finish it.

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    R. Adelman 02-25-15
    R. Adelman 02-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    Best book I have read in a long time! Great plot and excellent writing. The audio is also really good.

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    Matthew Hebert 02-11-15
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    "50 chapters of dullness"

    I always choose a book based on reviews. This choice was very misleading. The first 50 chapters were filled with too many characters who did a bunch of nothing. I found the characters to be extremely one dimensional and boring. It wasn't until the last few chapters when an interesting spark occurred. By then, it was too late.

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    Cookie's Mom NC 02-11-15
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    "Great listen!"

    Such an interesting story. You can pretty much figure out the big secret, but what is done with it is the interesting part. The author told a fine tale and the narrator brought it to life. Very enjoyable.

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    Jenniferskiver 02-11-15
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    "brillant!"

    truly a wonderful story with rich characters and such plot twists. i held on until the very end with full attention. it was a great, easy and intelligent read. A+

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    Pam 02-11-15
    Pam 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining"

    I appreciate how the author dovetails the story in the end. The characters came alive especially with the quality of narration.

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    Big Tuna 02-09-15
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    "Very Good story and narrator"

    The characters are nicely developed and the narrator is the icing on the cake. The combination of her voice and accent is what does it for me.

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    Arlene S. 02-08-15
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    "So juicy"

    I decided to read this book because I read little big lies from the same author and I absolutely loved it. I was not disappointed by this book. It sucks you in right from the beginning and delivers until the end.

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    Marge 02-07-15
    Marge 02-07-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Absorbing Australian dramatic novel"

    Intense novel illuminating the ways in which small decisions have large effects on how life unfolds. A great listen! Recommended.

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