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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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    InGa 10-19-16
    InGa 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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    Heather C. 10-06-16
    Heather C. 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic ending!!"

    Great story weaving of character and plot elements. Definatly a book to share with friends.

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    Eric Mochnacz 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A good book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I fell in love with Moriarty's "Big, Little Lies" and couldn't wait to listen to another book from her collection. The story is solid with some twists and turns and characters you can care about. I also appreciate the themes of karma, consequence, family and forgiveness that exist throughout this tale.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband's Secret?

    There is a moment in the book when you realize all the separate pieces are coming together to an inevitable conclusion...and you don't want it to happen because it has the potential to be devastating...but you also know it has to happen for the story to unfold the way it was meant to.


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

    She is a strong narrator that enriches the stories that she narrates.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Husband's Secret and why?

    I think I probably empathized with Tess the most. What would you do if you were given the chance to rekindle a relationship with a high school boyfriend? And what choice would you make if it meant abandoning other things that you have worked so hard to build? Her story was probably the richest but also the most-heart breaking and though provoking.


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    Kristin Dinkel 10-03-16 Member Since 2014

    Wife, mother, athlete. Part-time business manager at a tennis facility. 80 minute commute everyday allows for much listening!

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    "What a finish!"

    Wonderful read, amazing storytelling. Best ending ever to a book! Don't miss this one! Enjoy -

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    Sheila 10-02-16
    Sheila 10-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Read!"

    Loved it. I was just slightly disappointed that I guessed thr "Husband's Secret" before it was revealed in the story. But the author's other twists and turns more then made up for it. I really like how the author introduces various characters and slowly reveals how they connect with one another. Finally, this book and the premise makes for interesting conversations with friends and husbands... "what would you do if this happened to you?" type discussions.

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