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Against the Current: Au Revoir to Corporate Life and Bonjour to a Life Afloat in France!

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Would you leave your job, sell your house, abandon your family and friends, and move to France to live on a boat? With no income, and no idea what the next day would bring?

Probably not. But that's what Mike and Liz did, choosing to cast off from corporate life to live on and travel the waterways of France. They're boarded by armed police, nearly lose their boat, and pull a near-drowned body from the water. With a blade against his neck, Mike's fate rests on a soccer game, and he and Liz accuse a Frenchman of not knowing how to soil a bat.

This is their adventure, a book for anyone who's ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind, and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud.

©2016 Mike Bodnar (P)2017 Mike Bodnar

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    Rae 06-29-17
    Rae 06-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy to listen to, hard to put down!"
    If you could sum up Against the Current in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, inspiring, fun!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Mike and his wife! They are the perfect pair.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I definitely felt tears at the end when he reminisced on the past events! I'm a crier haha, but it was a very good read and I was sad to see it end. To give up everything you know for a complete change of life - wow!! Inspiring.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is full of fun facts on boating, history, France, etc! My brother was sucked in and listened to parts with me also. He was very impressed with all the knowledge the author shared.

    That being said, there is a great amount of humor incorporated also. I was constantly laughing out loud while listening to this! When they go to church to pray for wine - oh my gosh haha!! "Cheers, Jesus!"

    You get to meet a wide array of interesting characters. And I really enjoyed the music between chapters! The author is a fantastic narrator as well. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another book written or narrated by him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany 06-28-17
    Bethany 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An enjoyable travel bite"

    First I need to say that I received this book for a discount in return for my review. I loved listening to this book for a few reasons. 1. The author is also the narrator and he has a wonderful accent. 2. His cadence is wonderful. 3. The story is true which makes the listening that much more enjoyable. The misadventures and ports that are visited make you feel as if you are hanging out on the boat with the author. The only thing I didn't like as much is that there is a slightly cheesy, almost accordion sounding, parisian music intro to each chapter. Overall it is a very enjoyable listen if you enjoy accents, travel, and feeling as if you are hearing a story from a friend.

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  • Rose
    4/23/17
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    "I suppose they enjoyed it"

    There's not much you can say about this book. It's quirky and quite amusing but for me the style is too much along the lines of what I'd call journo speak. It reads like a magazine feature or newspaper column or even one of those television documentaries such as 'Wish you were here'. Not really for me at all. too much name dropping and you feel that at any moment it's going to descend in to interview mode. 'Tell me, how did you enjoy your experience in france'?

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