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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,844 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kurt Vonnegut Narrator: George Ralph Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hocus Pocus is the fictional autobiography of a West Point graduate who was in charge of the humiliating evacuation of U.S. personnel from the Saigon rooftops at the close of the Vietnam War. Returning home from the war, he unknowingly fathered an illegitimate son.

In 2001 the son begins a search for his father and catches up with him just in time to see him arrested for masterminding the prison break of 10,000 convicts.

Using his famous brand of satire and wit, Vonnegut captures 21st century America as only he could foresee it. In Hocus Pocus, listeners will find a fresh novel, as fascinating and brilliantly offbeat as anything he's written. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie H. | 2/16/2014

    " For those of us who teach at small colleges in rural areas, this novel of the parallel stories between a small school in upstate New York and a nearby prison is Vonnegut at his silly best. When the inmates escape and take over the university, you can only imagine the implications for higher education administrators :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Geoff | 2/10/2014

    " What can I say about Kur Vonnegut that hasn't already been said? This book, like all of his others that I have read, was a real joy to read. The dry humor within the novel is so very much Vonnegut that I can think of only one other person who can come close (Joseph Heller). The commentary on society, politics, war, and life in general also make Vonnegut a great read. His work is never preachy, but always enjoyable and filled with humor. While reading this book, I had to laugh like hell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bria | 2/5/2014

    " I read this in high school, and it was one of my favorite Vonnegut books ever. Now I don't see why I went so crazy all over it. It's good cause it's Vonnegut, but not really all that special. Maybe it's just the mood I'm in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matthew Lippart | 1/28/2014

    " I have been re-reading all the Vonnegut books, and I hadn't realized before how many of them have the same premise- lonely man, at the end of his life, is either writing or telling his life story. So essentially what Vonnegut has done is master the art of the fictional autobiography. Even though the set ups are all very similar, each story is so different, so interesting, that it's hard to to get sucked in. He is just such a cynical, funny bastard. I guess you could say this about every book of his, and that was why they all work :) "

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