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The Husband's Secret

Auteur(s): Liane Moriarty
Narrateur(s): Caroline Lee
Durée: 13 h et 44 min
Catégories: Littérature, Contemporain
4.5 out of 5 stars (174 évaluations)

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Description

"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

Ce que les critiques en disent

"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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  • MCK
  • 2020-03-27

Enjoyable narration, tiresome and bleak storyline.

This story seems like it was written by someone who does not think any marriage is good. I could not relate to any of the characters and found most dislikable. The story seemed unnecessarily depressing with few redeeming features.

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Fantastic!

Very good book. So many twists, and turns. The performance was fantastic as well. Overall great, I would recommend!

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Good read

Slow to start. Really hard time getting into it, originally stopped but went back and finished. Glad I did.

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Great Listen

Loved the narrator and the story, this book was right up my alley. If you like big little lies you’ll like this book

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Excellent!

I extended car rides just so I could keep listening to this story. Excellent narration by Caroline Lee, as always. I highly recommend.

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Amazing story of what ifs

I love Liane Moriarty’s books and have read them all. This ranks as my second favourite behind Big Little lies. You feel like you know all the characters personally because we are masterfully immersed in their thought. Plus, and it’s a big plus the narrator Caroline Lee is fantastic and brings it all to life!

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Engaging but depressing

I enjoyed the journey because the amount of mysterious information that is kept from the reader at the beginning makes this an addictive read. However, the author indulges a bit too much in the dramatic irony and seems to rely on tragedy as a plot decide. Nevertheless, the book does a good job at being honest about the true motives behind the lies we tell and leaves the reader in suspense until the end.

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my first exposure to this authour

I enjoyed this story. I have since listened to a few other stories by Liane Moriarty. Her writing keeps my mind engaged, and paying attention. The pace of the story was pretty good.. The Narrator was easy to listen to. #Audible1

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WOW!! Excellent Read...

Loved it!! I usually read true crime but thought I'd try something different and super glad I did!

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What delicious secrets

Everyone has a secret and somehow Moriarty has woven a tale so believable, interesting, and, wonderful to ponder. What would you do knowing someone’s secret? What if you didn’t show up on time, how would your life’s path change. I love the Australian narrator who brings it all to life Down Under style. Great book.

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  • carcolib
  • 2017-03-01

A great great great novel read by a great great reader

Thank you Audible for this.
My fellow Audible listeners, if you enjoy classic litterature with a contemporary flavor, and if you have ever been married and/or have children, this is a clever, funny, interesting, insightful, moving and wonderfully well written report of what it means and feels like.
And the reader is perfect; not too much, not too little of anything. Perfect performance, fluent, alive, perfectly well balanced.
I am French, I don't know how well Moriarty is translated into french, but the pleasure i derive from her Austen-and-Roth like prose is addictive.
Enjoy!

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  • Jacqueline
  • 2016-10-11

very entertaining and well written

well written and very entertaining, a smart story with much humour that made me laugh out loud more than once. great performance as well.

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  • V.
  • 2019-07-25

Really taking me

Got in the story very quickly, all these characters living different experiences of life related between them in some ways that could really be ours and make us think

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  • hfm2211
  • 2018-10-08

Misrepresented as a thriller

I kept waiting for more suspense or big reveals. The only one that existed was so obvious that I was convinced something else was coming and was let down when I realized nothing was. In reality, this is a book about a few women trying to navigate relationships and motherhood, given the presence of some difficult experiences. It’s not very thrilling at all and perhaps had it been marketed differently I would’ve been less disappointed. I don’t think I recommend.

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  • Regina
  • 2013-08-18

Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

Liane Moriatry would have had a real winner here if a fourth of the text were edited out. Even with the padding, I was fairly engrossed. We've got soap-opera family dynamics that rise above the genre thanks to original plot elements. Not great literature by any means, but for the purpose of enlivening a dull commute, this is worth a credit. I love the narrator. She can visit my ear anytime.

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  • Margaret
  • 2013-09-01

Escape to the land down under...

I downloaded this book because it got a great review from a reviewer I follow (thanks, Elizabeth) and I'm glad I did. I'd never heard of Liane Moriarty before, but now I'd compare her to Jennifer Crusie for her writing style and Lisa Lutz for the story. The voices of the characters are distinct and if I had to pick a favorite, there'd be trouble. All three of the female lead characters - plus Felicity - fascinated me. I felt oddly like I knew them very well and yet was constantly caught off guard by their next moves.

I have to admit that I guessed the ending. But that only increased my interest because I couldn't be sure. This book, while not literary per se, nor a thriller exactly, hovered somewhere in between - in the genre now known as "a Moriarty."

Caroline Lee's performance enhanced the listen. Recommend.

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  • Debra Garfinkle
  • 2013-09-06

Loved It

One of the best novels I read this year, and I read about forty of them. Each of the three main characters has her own unique personality, compelling story, and internal growth. Their lives intersect in fascinating ways. This book has it all: an engrossing plot, interesting characters, and depth.

This novel is set in contemporary Australia, and features an unsolved murder, a marital separation, family tension, and not just a husband's secret, but small and large secrets of many characters.

I only wish the cover and title of this book didn't make it seem like a romance novel. It is deeper and more literary than it first appears.

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  • FanB14
  • 2014-02-06

Soap Opera Digest

The flower on the book was an omen foreboding me to step away. Romance novel was my gut instinct, and left it at that, until magazine after magazine touted this as one of the year's best. I caved and spent my credit only to find I was correct.

Cousins fight over a the same man; jilted lover hooks up with old high school beau; and spoiler alert...husband has a secret! This book isn't complete rubbish, but it's certainly not great lit either. Reminds me of another book given the same distinction, "Life after Life" and after the second time, I wanted to kill the narrator myself.

If you're expecting clever twists, witty dialogue, precarious situations, this is not for you.

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  • Chip Atkinson
  • 2015-05-06

As Fun and Funny as it is Deep

Liane Moriarity's work read by Caroline Lee is the perfect example of symmetry. The book is funny, ironic, dramatic and egaging. Caroline Lee delivers a performance worthy of a great work.

I loved Big Little Lies so much I listened to it twice, back to back. Perhsps it was the cover or its title, but The Husband's Secret seemed more like a romance novel. In other words I judged a book by its cover! Please dont make the same mistake.

In the first moments of the book we are reminded of the story of Pandora and the box not to be opened. A young mother stumbles across a sealed envelope from her husband addressed to her, "to be opened in the event of my death," Like Pandora, if she opens the envelope her life will never be the same. That is the bait that caught my attention.

Moriarity takes us into a neurotic world of busy family lives, parenting trials and triumphs, complicated marriages in impossible situations. She does it with A genius sense of humor, yet also with a great deal of depth.

This is a really great experience!

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  • JS
  • 2019-01-08

Terribly sad

I had adored Big Little Lies so much that I guess I should have done a little more research on this book before jumping in. Big Little Lies kept me laughing, even if it did earn a few of my tears from time to time. The Husband’s Secret, on the other hand, was so terribly depressing. And it never got any better. From the beginning, right through to the end. Heartache cover to cover. Ms. Moriarty’s ability to see life through different lenses is a gift, indeed. She writes beautifully but I just can’t do sad. And the plot line let me down. I just wanted to warn anyone who thought they were getting another BLL. It is not.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2013-08-28

Best Audiobook Since Gone Girl

I loved this audiobook. The narrator was amazing. I loved her accent and she was perfect for each character. The story had me at the first sentence and kept me engaged until the end. When I had an hour left, I went and did something else for a few hours just so I could extend the book. I did not want it to end. This book is not chick flick. This book has everything. Superb writing. Characters that were believable and I could relate to. And Ms Moriarty wove the tale like no other. I will be recommending this book to all my book lover friends. I can't wait to try some more books by this author.

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  • Pamela J
  • 2013-07-31

Secrets create the new normal

This is an excellent book that beautifully builds and draws you into the lives of three ordinary Australian women during extraordinary circumstances. The secrets that lie at the heart of each of them are easy to relate to and told masterfully. It is that wonderful mix of complex charcter study and great plot that makes you form a love/hate relationship with each of the characters. Caring so much about what comes next makes it hard to put down. This is the perfect summer read/book club/gift book because you'll want to run out and find someone else to talk with about it when you're done. Do be careful of spoilers on this one - - there is great pleasure in each revelation.

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  • Carmen C
  • 2014-12-14

I Would Give 6 Stars if I Could!

First off, the narration couldn't be more masterfully done. Bravo Caroline Lee!
Second, the author is a phenomenal writer, skilled at weaving the everyday mundane into a brilliant tapestry, interconnecting the lives of the three main characters in a way that was reminiscent of "The Help" or a Maeve Binchy novel but it was certainly a unique and remarkable story all its own. Moriarty draws characters who you recognize (think John Grisham) and relate to, and she sucks you into their lives beautifully.

The big hook of this story is "what is in the husband's letter?" and I thought I had it figured out. (NO spoiler don't worry) But when it was finally revealed I literally gasped out loud and I don't think I've ever done that before while reading a book, ever.

This is a delightful, engaging, and poignant read that I would recommend to anyone. In fact I might even stop strangers in the street to recommend it. It's THAT GOOD!

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