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I'm Listening With a Broken Ear by [Kaseorg, Vicky]
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About the Author

Vicky Kaseorg is an artist, writer, and homeschool teacher for the past 20 years. Two of her children have graduated, and one is still homeschooled. Vicky, her husband, daughter, two dogs, and one parakeet reside in North Carolina. When not writing, drawing, or teaching, Vicky is volunteering with animals, or kayaking, or skiing, or bicycling, and looking for God in the tiny details of the world around her. She writes a daily blog at vickykaseorg.blogspot.com .

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  • File Size: 826 KB
  • Print Length: 429 pages
  • Publisher: Vicky Kaseorg; 1 edition (July 7, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BRF2UU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I seem to have a short attention span lately, but while this is a lengthy tale of a dying, troubled feral dog a woman and her daughter found, rescued, and turned into a well trained agility competitor, it kept my attention to the end. The woman perseveres in spite of issues with money and time, and some aggression issues between the dog and her family, visitors and her existing pet. The main characters -the woman, her daughter, the main rescue organization that helped her, are very well drawn, and the dogs are characterized as completely as the selected people. It's rare to find someone who can portray dogs as thoroughly as people. The descriptions and dialogue are also professionally handled. The woman running a small rescue organization and her troubles are also nicely conveyed. The ending is a happy one for all concerned. This is worth the purchase for anyone interested in dogs, agility training for dogs, or rescue. It's a good dog story, the dogs and the author's daugher who trains the rescue dog are very nicely drawn.

The one issue I had with the book is that it is sometimes slowed by the author recounting conversational prayers. If you believe that God watches every sparrow fall, and has a plan for you to learn from every trouble, this book is right up your alley. I thought some of those asides were a bit long winded, however valid to the book's ultimate message, and could have used some judicious trimming while still making the same points. At times I think it slowed the story, though as they are in letter form, they are easy to skim or skip. Even if you occasionally decide to skim some of the prayers -- that to me seemed more of a personal nature between the author and God and not for me to intrude on, however inspirational the book is supposed to be -- the bulk of the book is solid and a good read.
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I am neither a dog person, nor a god person - and even I enjoyed this book. I laughed, I cried, but I have vowed never to rescue a dog nor a dingo. A cat, yes, or better yet, a kitten. But no dogs.

Nevertheless, the world is richer for the Vicky Kaseorgs of the planet, whose story of redemption and personal transformation is not only inspirational, but darn funny. Her self-deprecating sense of humor, her compassion, and her inner turmoil are a delightful revelation. She has struck gold with this first novel!

Who would have thought you could find such exceptional quality in an eBook for $2.99???

PS. Any resemblance to any character in this masterpiece of fine writing is purely a coincidence....No animals were harmed in the writing of this review....
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I've been a fan of Vicky's daily blog for years, loving both here thoughts and her daily artwork. I've enjoyed her art in galeries from California to North Carolina . . . and have been privy to many of the incidents in her book from her blogs. I hope I;m the first to review this for my iPad . . . and that it has the impact as in:B0032UYGE6 Kindle Bible - The Holy Bible Formatted for the Amazon Kindle-equipped.

Taking casual note of this dying abandoned dog in a parking lot starts a journey of redemption, renewal and ultimate reward for Vicky, her family, and her dogs. It's fun as well as pathos-laden. What Father Flanaghan did for boys (with help), Vicky has done for dogs (with help from rescuers, home schoolers, and the pet public). It is instructional, as well as heart-warming. A story for all, transforming with religious precepts illustrated as they occur.

Thank goodness I can write this with no prejudice, since I am Vicky's proud father.
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Woven with humor, sadness, and joy. An inspiring story - excellent read for those that love dogs or those that enjoy a story of inspiration.
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I am a dog lover, and I am an agnostic. I find dogs to be like little buddhas, and I am not a Buddhist. I am a firm agnostic. When Amazon recommended this book, the title and cover photo were enticing enough to convince me to give Vicky my most prized possession, my time, and in the end, I am thankful that Vicky gave me/us hers.

Stories of redemption are always good, and when they involve dogs, I find it hard to resist. When I started this book, I was a little repulsed by the Christian tone, but I chose to stick with it. Thankfully I am fortunate enough to know that many things are not as they appear. There can often be a cover or appearance that hides treasure. So I dug in, and I read, and I did laugh and cry.

Boy am I glad I did. To use a metaphor, the marrow of the bone that is this book was worth the effort. I know that most well told stories are more than the shell, or bone, there is often more to it, layers, inferences, and it seems clear that any dog with a bone patiently works for that treat inside.

This is a well told story and thoroughly entertaining(I admit I skimmed over her prayers). I suppose we all suffer the same life. In that, I felt like I was a comrade and relating to her struggle was as easy as could be.

There is no shortage of suffering in this world, both animals and people are often left alone, and in the worst cases, without capacity to survive, with little choice. And any source of inspiration, Christian or other, anyone finds seems like a good thing to me. I may not be a Christian, but I am human, and I love. After reading this book I felt less lonely and that there is a little less suffering in the world.
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