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I truly believe we all have the power to attract the cause and effect when we sincerely and wholeheartedly put the emotional energy into it. I have no doubt you did and what you received was what you were seeking, not just a pleasant surprise or coincidence. I enjoyed hearing you as a storytelling speaker; it was perfect. Not too long, not too short and interesting material. Wonderful job!!!

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Sep 10Liked by Lisette Austin

I really, really enjoyed this! And love that you now have anniversary shoes!!!

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Bravisima!! For a first time storyteller of this type you really did a fantastic job. I liked the sound effects and the pace was perfect. It engaged all my senses. What a sweet and beautiful story. I can't wait for the next installment of your journey!

๐Ÿ˜โคโœˆ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘ก

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Aug 17Liked by Lisette Austin

So well done. Loved listening---keep โ€˜em coming!

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Your storytelling produced both chills and tears. I have always loved your writing and had no idea how much I needed to hear your voice speaking your story. The ending got me "...stamped in the soles"...I loved it all. Keep showing up for the miracles :)

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Aug 9Liked by Lisette Austin

Buenos dias! I am so glad you tried this new approach! Listening to this on the train from Madrid to Lugo. Love re-living your trip through this storytelling of your genealogy journey. Well done.

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Aug 6Liked by Lisette Austin

Thank you for stepping out on faith and trying the audio story. I loved it! The sounds enhanced my visualization of your story! Keep doing it!

Even before I listened, I was immediately drawn to your shoes when looking at the picture. I laughed out loud when I heard the story behind the shoes! Did I tell you, I think we wear the same size so I would be more than happy to fly to Seattle to borrow them! Ha! Ha! Happy Anniversary!

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Aug 6Liked by Lisette Austin

This is so good. Brought a tear to my eye. I like the direction you are heading with this. I like how it connects the listener to Italy and ancestry. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing these adventures. Happy Anniversary โค๏ธ

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Aug 6Liked by Lisette Austin

Lisette, Really well done. Professional, personal, and touching. Your voice is perfect for audio: the richness, tone, friendliness, and overall storytelling skills. Wonderful descriptions without going overboard, i.e., you kept the story moving forward. The voice overs / audio clips added charm and helped the listener be present in the scene. The mini-history lesson motivated me to do a search for photos of Taorminia and locate it on the map. Outside of my control were the goosebumps that occurred when you brilliantly closed with wearing the shoes with your grandfather's name inside. (Question: When you mentioned your husband, did you intentionally not name him?)

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I really had fun listening to this, and it really is interesting to hear about how your ancestry ties in with fate and the fortuitous encounter with your cousin who owned the shoe shop. How marvelous! And the visual way you write, describing the colorful and enchanting town of Taormina, makes me want to go there even more. I've never been to Europe, as you know, so that would be first on my list. Thanks for sharing this with me, and here's to a bright future of travel and adventure!

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Aug 5Liked by Lisette Austin

This is delightful Lisette! Really engaging and so good to hear your voice. Good length and clear descriptions.

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Aug 5Liked by Lisette Austin

Always Buy. The. Shoes. lol (I don't know whose I covet more - Will's or yours! That color...)

I pretty much echo everything that Ethan said!

Love the story and your storytelling - and it was just the right length that I didn't feel the need to put it off until I had a "reasonable" chunk of time to listen.

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Aug 4Liked by Lisette Austin

Lisette, I really enjoyed this story. From the beautiful image in the email, to the well written and calm narrative to the fun audio clips that really provided texture, it was an engaging experience. What a wonderful trip and experiences, so happy for you and Will too. I had forgotten you knew italian. Nicely done. Wish I had more time and reason to learn it. Lovely and fun language. Thank you for sharing!

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Aug 4Liked by Lisette Austin

I love this so much!! The rain, the family serendipity, the shoes! Your story telling prowess makes it come alive. Well done, Lisette!

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Aug 4Liked by Lisette Austin

Waaahh!! my eyes are leakingโ€ฆ Thatโ€™s a great story Lizette! Abigail and I listened just now on our front porch with nearby workers yelling in Spanish and Norteno music playing...

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