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  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you want to listen to the end

  • By Joanne on 10-11-13

Disappointing...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-13

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I didn't quite get how the characters where interconnected and thought it seemed very disjointed.

What will your next listen be?

Before I go to Sleep

Any additional comments?

For such a serious theme it seemed to lack any depth and flitted from random person to person seeming very disjointed

  • Love and Other Secrets

  • By: Sarah Challis
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Florence has never forgiven Jane for the circumstances of her birth. She was an accident; the product of Jane's first and only one-night-stand, and Flo does not want to know how hard her teenage mother fought to keep her. When Flo's own, carefully planned, baby arrives, and her glossy, controlled world is turned upside down, for the first time in her life she turns to her mother for help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets but no scandal

  • By C39 on 14-02-11

Secrets but no scandal

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-11

This is an easy read although the chapters were a little long for my liking. Portrays the relationship between mother and daughter comparing changes in different eras. I was very intrigued by the story line and wanted to know what happened next. However I felt that the secrets in the story were somewhat lacking in scandal. I liked how the story was told through shifts in time although at times it was not easy to follow the events in order. It didnt help that I kept falling asleep in the middle of chapters and had to review!