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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Josh Kilmer-Purcell Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781452673110
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A happy series of accidents and a doughnut-laden escape upstate take Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Brent Ridge, to the doorstep of the magnificent (and fabulously for sale) Beekman Mansion. And so begins their transformation from uptight urbanites into the two-hundred-year-old-mansion-owning Beekman Boys. Suddenly Josh—a full-time New Yorker with a successful advertising career—and Brent find themselves weekend farmers, surrounded by nature's bounty and an eclectic cast: roosters who double as a wedding cover band; Bubbly, the bionic cat; and a herd of goats, courtesy of their new caretaker, Farmer John.

The Bucolic Plague is a tart and sweet, touching and laugh-out-loud funny story about goats, mud, homemade soap, approaching middle age, and finding new depths of love and commitment wherever you live. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Kilmer-Purcell fertilizes this narrative until it reeks of charm. The New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 6/23/2011

    " Loved this book- funny, poignant, and inspiring. Good for anyone who loves gays and/or goats. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dora | 6/15/2011

    " Hilarious and quite wise, as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 6/2/2011

    " First off, I love the show and fantasize about having a historic farm. Secondly I think josh is the bomb. The book is a fun, interesting, entertaining and candid telling of two nyc men buying a farm upstate and trying to make a go of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/1/2011

    " Was a fun fast read. Good summer book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rcmorell2000 | 6/1/2011

    " A funny yet serious look at the lives of Josh and his partner Brent. I really enjoyed the book. It made me laugh out loud yet parts made m a bit sad. I have met them and watch their show on Chanel Planet Green, so I felt connected to them. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 5/29/2011

    " This has been my favorite of Josh Kilmer-Purcell's books so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 5/28/2011

    " Charming, funny, engaging memoir. A very quick read that made me laugh yet had some depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/25/2011

    " Well written and candid, though I'm not really a fan of their business-angle approach to everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/24/2011

    " Totally fun read. Love that his partner was part of Martha Stuart's world - so really enjoyed all the Martha references... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rasa | 5/24/2011

    " I loved this book! I didn't want to put it down to see what would happen next! Great choice Katie B!!!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/18/2011

    " This book was not what I expected. Really good, really funny, really, real. It's two gay manhattanites who buy a farm and attempt to be farmers. They have no idea what they are doing. The author (Josh) is an ex-drag queen and his boyfriend is Dr. Brent on the Martha Stewart Show. Good Summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/15/2011

    " They had me at hello. I haven't finished it but have purchased it for a friend. It is charming and fun to read.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/15/2011

    " Loved this book! Very realistic and funny. "

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About the Author
Author Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the bestselling author of the memoir I Am Not Myself These Days and the novel Candy Everybody Wants, and the star of Planet Green’s documentary television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys. He and his partner, Brent Ridge, divide their time between Manhattan and the Beekman Farm.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, is a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration and was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013.