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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
DD
David Duchovny
LENGTH
02:55
hr min
RELEASED
2015
February 3
PUBLISHER
Macmillan Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
149.4
MB

Customer Reviews

idflor20 ,

Lots of personality

It’s a funny, cute story that takes inspiration from real world events and places. The characters are memorable and fun to imagine.

hazkbrz ,

Holy Cow

Really great / fun and so relevant. David Duchovny is talented in so many ways. Love his writing/humor and knowledge. Wonderful reading by author!!! Thanks DD

Music Hypnosis ,

Excellent

Short and sweet, silly and serious, so enjoyable.

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