The Hiltons

  • by J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  • 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Hiltons is a sweeping saga of the success - and excess - of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism. Then there were his children: Playboy Nicky Hilton's tragic alcoholism and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend.
Barron Hilton, on the other hand, deftly handled his father's legacy, carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium. Eric, raised apart from his older brothers, accepted his supporting role in the Hilton dynasty with calm and quiet - a stark contrast to the boys' much younger half-sister Francesca, whose battle for recognition led her into courtrooms and conflict.
The cast of supporting players includes the inimitable Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Conrad briefly and remained a thorn in his side for decades, and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.
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great book

It was a very interesting look into the business life of Mr Conrad Hilton and his family
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- bonde

drawn in and inspired to a grand world

great narrator with nice narrator undertones and varied character voices. author had nice technique of in medias res with flash back to how we got there.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio