Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale

  • by David Duchovny
  • Narrated by David Duchovny
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won't soon forget.
Elsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that - her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture; but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls, Elsie finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer's family gathered around a bright Box God - and what the Box God reveals about something called an "industrial meat farm" shakes Elsie's understanding of her world to its core.
There's only one solution: escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Jerry - excuse me, Shalom - a cranky, Torah-reading pig who's recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave (in his own mind, at least) turkey who can't fly, but who can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport.
Elsie is our wise-cracking, pop-culture-reference-dropping, slyly witty narrator; Tom - who does eventually learn to fly (sort of) - dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom, rejected by his adopted people in Jerusalem, ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians. David Duchovny's charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance that the world desperately needs.

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Bovine philosophy

Loved everything about this. Such as creative and fun way to make deep philosophical points about there being more to unite us than divide us. Laugh out loud funny too. Loved hearing David Duchovny read his own words.
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- Tanya

Thoroughly Moo-ving

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Holy Cow, and how much I came to love Elsie and friends. Although it seems light-hearted and comic on the surface, there are powerful messages contained within, and the book was thought-provoking. David's narration is lovely, very expressive, and I loved hearing how he imagined the characters speaking.
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- Amanda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio