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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winston Groom Narrator: Winston Groo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"Bein' a idiot is no box of chocolates," but "at least I ain't led no hum-drum life," says Forrest Gump, the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this wonderful comic tale. When the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, that's only the beginning! He flunks out--and goes on to be a Vietnam war hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a wrestler, and a business tycoon. He compares battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discovers the truth about Richard Nixon, and suffers the ups and downs of true love. Now, Forrest Gump's telling all--in a madcap, screwball romp through three decades of the American landscape. It's Gump's amazing travels...and you've got to hear them to believe them. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A wacky and funny nuthouse of a book.” 

    George Plimpton, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of The Paris Review

  • “Part Candide, part Huck Finn and a whole lot of Andy Griffith, [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Joyously madcap…[an] unusual novel…there is much on-target humor here.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • Forrest Gump provides social commentary in a light, humorous style. Gump’s adventures range from shrimp farming and chess championships to space flight and capture by cannibals. Nixon, the military, Vietnam, college football, and other topics receive blunt and caustic comment from Gump. Throughout his experiences, Gump remains a likable fellow who views the world and notes his observations simply, straightforwardly, and truthfully.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristina | 2/18/2014

    " I read this book after the movie and still thought it was wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dusk Junker | 2/1/2014

    " The movie was actually better. Book contained way more strange situations than the movie - but still glad I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracey Ford Perry | 1/30/2014

    " I read this book long before the movie. It has so many more twists and turns and is just funny. I loved it! It is a quick read, but worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by renie | 1/29/2014

    " I married Forrest Gump. "

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