David Duchovny proves to be a reminder that authors and actors don't always make great narrators. His novel follows Elsie Bovary, a cow, as she works to escape the farm and find freedom with an unlikely assortment of animal friends. The novel reads like the Grimm tale "The Town Musicians of Bremen," only on a global scale with a self-aware narrator who goes off course with occasional diatribes about the environment, animal cruelty, and religion. Duchovny has the right timing and attitude, but his distinctive voice never seems to give the listener an authentic Elsie, especially when she discusses her life as a female cow. Too often, she feels like a representation of Duchovny's issues. L.E. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2015]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781427261717 $19.99 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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