Holy Cow

  • by David Duchovny
  • Narrated by David Duchovny
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication, featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine.
Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben Aaronovitch. And anyone who enjoys a witty wisecrack in a novel.
Elsie Bovary is a cow and a pretty happy one at that. Until one night,Elsie sneaks out of the pasture and 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.
The only solution? To escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig who's recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave turkey who can't fly,but can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport...
Elsie is a wisecracking, slyly witty narrator; Tom dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians.
David Duchovny's charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance the world desperately needs.


What the Critics Say

"David Duchovny is a very smart and wryly entertaining actor, and now, novelist. Although I will never publicly admit to jealousy, I am having him killed." (Rob Lowe)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

It's a laugh with a moral

Yes, it's pretty funny.
The author reads it even funnier.
Some parts don't make sense (like using technology at once but having to learn concepts), but it just adds to the charm.
And, of course you get your dose of moral with it.
I loved it!
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- Pamela Kiewitt

Brilliant, fun and laughter told so well by David

Haven't read a book in ages but this really made me start, not only listen which was great being told by David Dechovney but also read the book aswell. Fun loving and crazy made me laugh and enjoy reading again.
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- Melonie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2015
  • Publisher: Headline Digital