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Mrs. Astor Regrets - The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach

Meryl Gordon

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The fate of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied name, has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. And shortly after her death in 2007, Anthony Marshall, Mrs. Astor's only child, was indicted on charges of looting her estate. Rarely has there been a story with such an appealing heroine, conjuring up a world so nearly forgotten: a realm of lavish wealth and secrets of the sort that have engaged Americans from the era of Edith Wharton to the more recent days of Truman Capote and Vanity Fair. New York journalist Meryl Gordon has interviewed not only the elite of Brooke Astor's social circle but also the large staff who cosseted and cared for Mrs. Astor during her declining years. The result is the behind-the-headlines story of the Astor empire's unraveling, filled with never-before-reported scenes. This powerful, poignant saga takes the listener inside the gilded gates of an American dynasty to tell of three generations' worth of longing and missed opportunities. Even in this territory of privilege, no riches can put things right once they've been torn asunder. Here is an American epic of the bonds of money, morality, and social position.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorna Raver

Length:

13h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

12:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

44:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:18:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:07:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:09:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:13:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:16:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:11:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:25