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This is a good story. Very interesting bits about historical Palm Beach. Unfortunately, the narrator misprounces many words (and multiple times). I find this very distracting! As the key words were misprounced, it would take me out of the story and distract me. Some examples include: Bouvier (as in Jackie Bouvier Kennedy), designer Lanvin, couture, Bugatti, Mar a Lago, etc.
In addition, the story is about wealthy, educated people. The narrator sounds like a valley girl, so she doesn't lend herself to enhance the story.
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I found this story of Lilly Pulitzer very interesting, but then this is a topic that I can't get enough of ... biographies of women involved in fashion, design, the arts. But the narration is so amateurish I can hardly believe this person could ever pass an Audible audition. Her mispronunciation of "Bouvier" being one of the most egregious but it goes beyond mispronunciations to tone -- she has no affect. A Metro North conductor announcing station stops has more emotion in his voice. So it is a credit to the author that I have stuck through this disastrous rendering of her story because I am intrigued by the content. And yes I love the context of where Lilly is from, who she's related to, where she grew up, went to school, how she was raised. I am intrigued by Lilly and how she held on to her individual style come hell or high water.