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MRS. ASTOR REGRETS The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach

by | Read by Lorna Raver

Biography & Memoir • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

When the venerable Brooke Astor died at the age of 105 in 1997, her substantial estate was already the subject of a lawsuit. In the previous year, Mrs. Astor's grandson Philip had sued his father—Mrs. Astor's only child, Anthony Marshall—declaring that Marshall's inadequate care constituted elder abuse and that he illegally absconded with her $185-million fortune. Lorna Raver's crisp narration is a good match for this thorough, well-researched account of Mrs. Astor's fascinating life and the ensuing family dispute. Like the author, Raver maintains a respectful tone, avoiding the lurid, frenzied pitch adopted by the tabloids that covered Marshall's 2009 trial. Raver's narration portrays Mrs. Astor's charm, wit, and passion for fulfilling friendships, along with her steely ambition. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400110612 $34.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400160617 $24.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400140619 $69.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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