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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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  • Toby
    Portsmouth, NH, United States
    13/12/14
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    26/04/15
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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
  • Tullyt
    20/02/15
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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
  • Maid Marian
    Sherwood Forest
    13/04/15
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    "A second success"
    Would you listen to C'est Modnifique! again? Why?

    Because the author is reading his own work, and he does it very well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of C'est Modnifique!?

    That would spoil it for other readers, but it involves the animals.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Again, that would spoil the story.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't understand the relevance of this question - how does it relate to my enjoyment of an audio book?


    Any additional comments?

    Once again Ian Moore has served up a slice of his life in France, along with his backward-and-forwarding to the UK. Perfectly read, in an almost matter-of-fact style which contrasts and highlights the laugh-out-loud moments. I'm pleased to see his French is coming along nicely, although his accent isn't! None of that matters as what you have here is an entertaining story, well presented. I've listened to his first book as well and now I'm waiting for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sue McW
    UK
    2/09/16
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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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