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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Macdonald Narrator: Kate Hosking Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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After backpacking her way around India, Sarah Macdonald decides she hates the country with a passion. When a beggar at the airport reads her palm and insists she will one day return, and for love, she screams Never! and gives the country, and him, the finger.

But 11 years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah's life is posted to India, she quits her dream job as a national radio presenter to follow him to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. It seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love and it almost kills her, literally.

Often hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, and always entertaining, Holy Cow is a rollercoaster ride through a land of chaos and contradiction, from spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life, and her sanity, can survive.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haleh | 2/17/2014

    " Hahah! I learned that India is all i've heard and then some. This book is an easy read and humourous. She does use some Colorful Language and in her way of describing her experiences, one is left smelling India. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie P | 2/13/2014

    " This book was a good fast read. I felt like I was traveling in India with the author from by bath tub (this is where I like to read). I love her way of describing things honestly and hilariously! I really liked her description of one of the last religious ceremonies she attended, in the shrine for the goddess, Kali she describes, "The small semicircle of souls started chanting Sanskrit prayers. Blissed and blessed, I floated on faith. Suddenly the explosion of a massive fart ripped in the air and an unholy stench arose." (Macdonald 290) Ha ha ha ha that part just kills me! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linus Kendall | 2/3/2014

    " Especially after living sometime in India firangi exoticizing of India becomes really really annoying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lulu | 1/21/2014

    " Wow aren't Indians so WACKY? Indians do things like THIS but Australians do things like THIS lol Indians are so quaint and fuck you and fuck this stupid fucking book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanni | 1/15/2014

    " I love travelogues! This book started out with a bang... I'm now in the middle, which is a little bit dry... hoping the ending will be juicy! I've already concluded though that I never want to go to India! They can keep their smog, dust, and bodily fluids! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Logan | 12/31/2013

    " Nice, humorous overview of religious diversity in India. Maybe a little too silly- the writing itself wasnt mindblowing nor was the authors potty mouth, but it was an easy whirlwind through an amazingly complex country. At least she never had cow poop thrown on her shoes twice in one day. im not bitter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette McMahon | 12/27/2013

    " Loved this book - I listened to it on CD. I can't help thinking that - since this book was written earlier - that the author of Eat,Pray,Love borrowed heavily from this book - but this author wrote it much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abs | 12/26/2013

    " A friend gave this to me because she experienced almost everything in this book while she visited India herself. It was an interesting read, but not the best book ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alaina | 12/4/2013

    " This book made me never want to go to India... and there are very few places I'd never like to see. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 11/28/2013

    " Anyone who has an adventurous/soul searching/unstable life must read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asa | 11/22/2013

    " highly readable and enjoyable. having listened to sarah macdonald on JJJ radio, it's easy to imagine her voice reading the book. very australian style of writing, alot of fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rrynn | 11/11/2013

    " It's a good book, not a page turner. You learn a lot; but I think the author relied TOO much on the descriptive details. A solid 3.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherrie | 11/7/2013

    " The author moved to India with her husband and child as reporters. The descriptions of the family's day to day efforts to learn to live in a new culture are funny and provide insight into the many sides of India. It's an amazing country, full of dramatic contrasts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Fennell | 10/14/2013

    " Australian couple lives in New Dehli for 2 years. Sarah decides to research religions of India. If you have ever been to India or want to go, this is a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 6/10/2013

    " It was ok...got tired of reading it... the book had some really great parts in the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chazzy | 4/16/2012

    " great! a travel essay that puts other travel essays, even good ones, to shame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Brogan | 10/6/2010

    " some quite amusing lines in this baby but not a keeper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eleni Diamantopoulos | 9/24/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. Made my obsession with all things India, grow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Massa | 8/2/2010

    " LOVED this book. I was laughing through the whole book.. Just a light, funny read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corbett | 9/10/2009

    " A good read for anyone who has been to India or anyone feeling spritually lost. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ashok | 9/23/2008

    " An abomination that ranks on par with the works of Peter Moore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 3/8/2008

    " Wow, an amazing book. I absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/19/2008

    " MY son picked this book for me based on the picture on the cover -It was an interesting memoir but also a thoughtful exploration of religions of the world and around India. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 4/13/2007

    " This book gives a funny view of the author's life in India, I really enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 helen | 12/4/2005

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was lent to me as I was about to make my first journey to India. I found it gave me an insight into Indian culture but in a light hearted way. Very funny in some places and also very touching. A great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rodrigo Pérez | 11/2/2005

    " After living 2 years in India, the author tries to give a vision of the coutry in her try to understand it, mainly through its diffrent religions. An interesting read if you are in India. "

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