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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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    Shannon 06-22-17
    Shannon 06-22-17
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    "A Must Listen"

    The performances by Penguin are always fabulous!! The story was excellent and the performance makes it that much better!

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    Amazon Customer 06-22-17
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    "Don't do it"

    Despite the mixed reviews, I ordered this book anyways. Unfortunately, it has been extremely difficult to get through. I'm half way but don't think I can even go on. There has been about two chapters on the husbands letter, and those chapters were great. However, the back stories of other characters are so slow moving and uninteresting. Very hard to keep interest.

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    Charla 06-21-17
    Charla 06-21-17
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    "Not my kind of book"

    I chose to stop reading this book because it got depressing. The characters seem pretty unhealthy.

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    Michele Mecum 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A favorite"

    Big Little Lies is my favorite Liane Moriaty novel, The Husbands Secret is a close second. I love the narrator Caroline Lee, I wish she narrated more books.

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    AmazinAmazon 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "How is this a best seller?"
    What would have made The Husband's Secret better?

    The only reason I listened to the whole book was because I was on a road trip. I chose it because of the rave reviews. I do not know how in the world this book is a best seller. It is boring, boring, boring until about the last 7 chapters - mind you, there's 59 chapters. I feel like half the book could have been left out, and I still would have gotten the point.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Liane Moriarty again?

    Probably not


    What three words best describe Caroline Lee’s performance?

    Okay, average, fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Husband's Secret?

    Too many to name


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still baffled at how this is a best seller

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    gingerbread Midlothian,IL 06-19-17
    gingerbread Midlothian,IL 06-19-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great Characters"

    Good story line, but the characters are what make this a great listen. I loved the epilogue, too.

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    Mel Douleur Columbus, Ohio 06-15-17
    Mel Douleur Columbus, Ohio 06-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So realistic, it could've been real life"

    I enjoyed this book immensely and recommend everyone reads it, especially writers, and definitely writers of women's fiction. this was truly one of the best books I've read all year.

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    Andre Rancourt 06-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "this is my 2nd book by Liane Moriarty &I loved it"

    loved it 10 stars. am now a HUGE fan for life awesome and entertaining ty

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    Zuzieq981 Tennessee 06-09-17
    Zuzieq981 Tennessee 06-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    A little complicated in the beginning trying to remember and place the characters. Has some interesting twists and turns. A very enjoyable book.

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    izzo 06-09-17
    izzo 06-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting characters"

    I liked the characters and the stories until the end. I liked the epilogue at the end, but I really wanted more justice for Janie. It was an interesting ending, but it seemed like we were left supposed to be feeling all kinds of compassion for the person who did the most wrong while so many innocent people paid the price. I didn't enjoy the way the one fat (formerly fat) character was described. I loved the narrator!

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