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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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    Michele 12-12-16
    Michele 12-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Spellbinding"

    This book hooked me right away. The author is an artist of the written word. Loved it! You won't be disappointed.

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    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 12-12-16
    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 12-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good listen!"
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    I love books by Liane Moriarty, and The Husband’s Secret was no exception. I actually listened to the Audible version twice… once last January 2016 and then again in October of the same year. The Husband’s Secret contained all of the elements that I love in Moriarty’s books. The Australian setting is always somewhat exotic when reading from the US. However, the elementary school mothers’ culture appears to be universal. I like the strong female characters, their struggles, growth and intertwined relationships. In The Husband’s Secret, the strong females were woven around several male characters that were significant, but not particularly strong. There were also some unexpected twists. Caroline Lee’s narration was excellent. The Husband’s Secret is definitely a good listen and I’m sure it would be an equally good read.

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    Megan 12-11-16
    Megan 12-11-16
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    "I liked this more than I expected to"

    I thought this was really good and as the title says, I liked it more than I expected to. A good mix of what I would consider kind of a chick flick feel and some suspense. Definitely going to listen to more by this author.

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    Mama Midwife Seattle, WA 11-09-16
    Mama Midwife Seattle, WA 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautifully Narrated Clever Tale"

    Insightful story of several families and their interwoven lives brings the reader on a remarkable Journey through love friendship loss and the things we could have done should have done or might have done. the characters all remind me of somebody I know, they are each believable and compelling on their own and a force when brought together. I especially appreciate the honesty introspection the female characters in this book. there is a lot of loss and sadness in this book which I think is important to know for people who would prefer not to take a trip down that path. That said, it is handled delicately and with refreshing honesty..

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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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