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C'est Modnifique! Audiobook

C'est Modnifique!: Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France

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After six years in the idyllic Loire Valley, comedian Ian Moore, his family, and his ever-expanding menagerie are beginning to feel like they're on the cusp of the peace and tranquility they hoped for when they moved from dreary Crawley to la belle France. Their grand project, a writing school called Les Champs Créatifs, is finally complete - only, nobody's signed up. Natalie and the boys must contend with the ever-colorful locals, including a Sicilian faith healer, threatening hunters, and the "Christmas Pudding Man", and Ian must test his mod mettle against two new additions to the animal family - a pair of disappearing goats. With stresses, strains, and animal poo mounting up la famille Moore have their work cut out - but they're determined to give it their best shot!

©2014-2070 Ian Moore (P)2014-2070 Ian Moore

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    Ann D Newcastle, England 26/04/2015
    Ann D Newcastle, England 26/04/2015 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "Lovely listen/read!"
    What does Ian Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The author narrated this perfectly. Of course it was his own book about his life and his family. At times his voice was full of emotion (I think he was struggling not to cry a couple of times) as he recalled some experiences.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, given the time, that would really work.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the sequal to an earlier which I had enjoyed slightly more. I recommend listening/reading them in order.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tullyt 20/02/2015
    Tullyt 20/02/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Can't wait for the next one"

    Thank you it was a great listen. Again.
    You need to tour North of England not that I wish to take you away from your family for more than you wish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Maid Marian Sherwood Forest 13/04/2015
    Maid Marian Sherwood Forest 13/04/2015

    Recently retired, full of beans, finding new things to do - one of which is listening to audio books. Always been a great reader.

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    "Excellent, both story and narration "

    Ian tells his own story of his life in France and, although he's not a professional narrator, he's the best man for the job. I like his positive attitude and determination to make a go of it. A light-hearted tale with a good level of interest throughout- there were no boring bits! Would recommend to all Francophiles.

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    Abby 09/05/2017
    Abby 09/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "I laughed, I cried"

    Loved the second instalment of this story (although annoys me that audible doesn't make it clear in the write up).

    Ian has quite a deadpan, brummy sort of accent which sits his portrayal of his put upon life in France. Where his family bully him into doing things he doesn't want to do, his house becomes overrun with orphan animals and things repeatedly go wrong for him.

    Very funny and very touching.

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    Sue McW UK 02/09/2016
    Sue McW UK 02/09/2016 Member Since 2012

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    "Brilliant book with stand-out narration"

    I loved this book, and it's companion volume 'A La Mod' - they were both such a wonderful surprise. The narration is excellent - I was not aware of Ian Moore as a stand-up comedian but his voice is perfect for telling the amusing and moving story of his family's move to France and the various animals they adopt. I would recommend this to anyone.
    It is not a twee 'we moved to France' book - it is a down to earth amusing read.

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  • Toby
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    "Ian Moore writes and read this - so special!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of C'est Modnifique! to be better than the print version?

    How would I know? I am visually impaired and can only listen to books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The gentle humor and compassion for animals and human beings. I also loved the details about living in rural France.


    Have you listened to any of Ian Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have listened to his first book, a La Mod ... that is also very good. I suppose I would say this may be a tad bit better, but again -- who can say? Because I've read the first book and read his blog posts, I feel as if I almost know him and his family.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I do not answer these type of questions as I find it irrelevant. I also almost never, ever go to see a film of a book I have read. They are never good.


    Any additional comments?

    Ian Moore's reading of this book lends it a very special touch. Not many authors can read their own books well. Perhaps because he is a comic, he can do it. It is such an easy and natural reading, that I feel as if I am there with him, nodding and laughing or crying a bit. I love his gently humanity. An intelligent humorist.

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