Reviews for I'm Listening with a Broken Ear:
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, eye-opening, and inspirational!, August 1, 2011 By Loves to Read (CT) - This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) I loved this book! A true story that educates, entertains, and inspires! Everyone who loves animals will love this book, and even those who don't will learn something. You'll fall in love with this quirky little dog and the family that saves her while she saves them!
Can't wait for the paper version to give as gifts!
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!, August 1, 2011 By Tina This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) I enjoyed this book so much I sent copies to six of my dog-lover friends! This isn't just a story about rescuing a dog, although the rescue and subsequent rehabilitation of Honeybun is certainly heroic and worth telling. It's also a story about character building through adversity and the amazing way God uses every situation to teach us, if we are willing to see His hand in it. For those who don't have any interest in seeing God's part and only want to read about the dog and the training, I think this is just as useful. Certainly Marley's owners should have read this, and maybe consulted Malta. I cried, I laughed...and then I read it again. Wonderful book!I'm Listening With a Broken Ear
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers for Honeybun (and her people too), July 25, 2011 By C. Kirby (Charlotte, NC United States) -This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) Vicky Kaseorg paints a beautiful story of redemption and hope and an 11-year old girl who won't give up. Vicky's ability to laugh at her own shortcomings and falters of faith help make this a very readable story and offers readers a storyteller that they can relate to. I'm looking forward to the book coming out in paperback because I already have a list of people I want to share it with!
5.0 out of 5 stars So good i bought 4 copies!, July 23, 2011 By Matthew G. Goossen (Palamabron, WA USA) -
This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) Yep, bought four copies even though i have not even met any of the characters in the book except for that Wendy person and who can trust a person who does not like dogs? :_)
Vicky tells the tale of rescuing Honeybun, an american dingo, from imminent death and training her to be a trusted and beloved member of her family. This evolution is not without pitfalls as Vicky worries (and worries) her way through the book with great humor and insight. I learned lots of things about dogs and dog-training just on the by-and-by.
Vicky writes well and it shows. Buy this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Dog Person; Not a God Person, July 18, 2011 By Wendy Wonder - This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) 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....
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Redemption Story of a Hopeless Dog and Two Loving People, July 11, 2011 By Reading, Learning, Growing. (New England, USA) - This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) Honeybun, a dog who is literally left for dead, a dog who is broken physically and emotionally, is rescued by a loving woman and her daughter. Vicky Kaseorg believes strongly that there is a purpose and place for everything in her life. Kaseorg sees The Redemption Story everywhere and extends the same Grace she receives to a desolate, hurting dog. When the dog returns her initial love with vicious aggression to her other dog, the people in her home, and any visitors, Kaseorg and her daughter, Asherel, respond with even more love. Few people would have sacrificed the time, the expense, and the struggle to transform this dog; most of us would have given up and had the dog put-down as Kaseorg was repeatedly told should and would be done.
This book is a great story by a great person. If you are a dog-lover, you will love this book. If you love a redemption story, you will love this book. If you love that God has a plan for everyone and every creature, you will love this book.
Read it. It is truly an amazing story.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring - Never give up story!, July 10, 2011 By Dog Person - This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) Woven with humor, sadness, and joy. An inspiring story - excellent read for those that love dogs or those that enjoy a story of inspiration.
5.0 out of 5 stars Vicky pens a smash hit, with the little dog that could, from Amazon, July 8, 2011 By John B. Ceccherelli (Endwell, NY United States) - This review is from: I'm Listening With a Broken Ear (Kindle Edition) 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews for God Drives a Tow Truck
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars God Works in Mysterious Ways, January 23, 2012 By Wendy Wonder - See all my reviews This review is from: God Drives a Tow Truck (Kindle Edition) Vicky Kaseorg is a Christian with a sense of humor. She describes her path to faith through short story vignettes from a humble life of enlightenment featuring family, friends and work. Unexplained miracles. Impossible results. The kindness of unidentified strangers. Mysterious, but real true-life accounts of the numerous ways that the presence of God has been felt in the life of the author, leading her on her personal path to faith. Told with humor, pathos, and wit that will have even the staunchest atheists in your family, rolling with laughter, smiling with delight, and nodding with recognition. Humanity and godliness are explored in all their inexplicably intertwined moments that define both life and the great mysteries of the Unknown, in a style that is folksy, not preachy, and sure to appeal to peoples of all denominations and persuasions.
PS. Don't miss the chapter on speed skating, the most hilarious insight into perseverance ever written by the hand of God. Ooops, not really. Vicky wrote it, but it is very funny. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse | PermalinkComment Comment
5.0 out of 5 stars A Feast for the Soul!, January 24, 2012 By Luv My Pumpkin - See all my reviews This review is from: God Drives a Tow Truck (Kindle Edition) It is rare that I read a book of non-fiction where I don't question the validity of some of the events. Okay, let's face it, it's rare that I read non-fiction to begin with, but when I do, they are usually the biographical sort where the subjects are full of themselves or the authors are trying the justify their motives throughout their lives. However, in Vicky's book, it's clear that she has taken a huge bit of humble pie and baker is God; for this I am grateful to see that there are people in this world that can see through themselves into the heart of what it takes to be a citizen of His wondrous world. There are few situations in Vicky's books that I can't relate to in one way or the other. Her fears, doubts, loves and hopes are spilled out in such a candid way that I doubt any reader won't want to give her a big hug after reading this anthology.
As a believer and doubter myself, I read stories of miracles and chance with skepticism and woe. I sometimes revert to the scientific kind who says, "if I can't see it, it can't be true". I sometimes put all of my faith into prayer. Wishy-washy, I think that's what they call it. After reading God Drives a Tow Truck, I realized that God is there regardless of my beliefs at that time. Kaseorg says "God wisely chooses not to listen to most of my suggestions, and thus, we are to know Him by faith...This presents inestimable obstacles for people who like to be certain only of what they do see. Somehow, they can make a leap of faith that protein strands combined and suddenly became complex enough to look around and know that they were looking around, but those same folks cannot have faith that consciousness was actually designed." Perfect!
Kaseorg's book isn't all preachy and hum-drum with professions of God's miraculousness. It's is without a doubt, extremely funny and witty. After she and her daughter (and their aptly named dog Lucky) rescued a baby squirrel, Vicky digressed about the envious-able habits of squirrels: "Squirrels...do not nurse at night. This is a very intelligent plan of the squirrel designer. I don't know why He didn't design human infants similarly. It is why squirrel mothers are always bright eyed and bushy tailed, but new human mothers look like the walking dead." How she manages to pull this quip out of a situation like that is beyond me, but that's why she's the one writing and I'm the one reading- and loving it, too!
God Drives a Tow Truck speaks to me. It is for me, it is for you, it is for the faithful and the not. It is to show you that God is with you, you just have to open your eyes to see it. Miracles occur without prayer, but speaking to God helps and really "drives" faith home to your heart. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report abuse | PermalinkComment Comment
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tow Truck Eyes a Sparrow, January 23, 2012 By John B. Ceccherelli (Endwell, NY United States) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: God Drives a Tow Truck (Kindle Edition) Everyday events can be of passing interest. But with the eyes of a trained observer, Vicky Kaseorg (author of 2011's #1 best Amazon seller, "I'm Listening with a Broken Ear") discerns significant encounters of transcending value. My wife and I were thrilled with the book, particularly the lake house sparrow incident. You are in for many varied treats, and tears. How else can you explain extraordinary help when it's needed? This is Kaseorg at her best. If you enjoyed, "I'm Listening . . . ", you'll love, ". . . Tow Truck".