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3.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winston Groom Narrator: Winston Groom Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1994 ISBN: 9780743547383
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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!

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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 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 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 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 renie | 1/29/2014

    " I married Forrest Gump. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caleb | 1/22/2014

    " I thought this this is a really good book to read. This was better then the movie. This was a book about Forrest and how he was dumb but he still contued to go to school. He was on the Alabama football team and he also was a vietam war hero. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peregrine | 1/10/2014

    " This stands out in my mind as one of the worst books I ever read - I know I tossed it aside in disgust just a few chapters in. It has the rare honor of being a book much worse than it's movie (which I loved!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlita Rahman | 1/7/2014

    " Totally absorbing and thrilling. I love the book than the movie. Although Forrest Gump the movie is also good, but it lacks of the real quantity of Forrest's real adventure which is actually more than revealed in the movie. In the movie, as almost always, it ends with happy ending. But actually, in the story that told in the book, Forrest's shrimp business goes down. The book told more real yet still awesome story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sondang | 1/6/2014

    " Maybe because I saw the movie first, then there's no surprise in reading it :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Farmakis | 1/5/2014

    " The book only as 241 pages "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 1/4/2014

    " Meglio il film, senza dubbio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenya Yuss | 12/18/2013

    " One of the sweetest and most amazing books I've ever read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/12/2013

    " Groom's Gump is completely unique. There is not much that the book and movie have in common. In short, you will not find Tom Hank's portrayal of Forrest Gump in this book. A very cool read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April Welch | 12/8/2013

    " ONLY WATCH THE MOVIE - the book is horrible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Bray | 11/27/2013

    " This is one of those books I can read over and over. The movie is the same. Dare I say the movie is better than the book? I never get tired of watching it. (No marathons, mind you, just a pleasant time remembering dialogue and the silly scenes) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ndari | 11/24/2013

    " I don't like the translation x_x But it is such a wonderful story.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lutfi Retno | 8/7/2013

    " Lucu banget. aku lebih suka baca novelnya daripada nonton filmnya. Bagian paling aku suka: saat si forrest cerita tetang bapaknya yang mati kejatuhan sekarung pisang. ironis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 3/9/2013

    " I loved it, even though the happily ever after was a bit too heavy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa Clough | 12/12/2012

    " The book is way better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timm | 8/21/2012

    " Absolutely the most humorous book I read in a long time. If you enjoy sarcasm you have to read this book. Much better than the movie! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 P | 6/28/2012

    " Just watch the movie and don't bother with the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morgue Anne | 6/1/2012

    " My god. Never have I read such a random and pointless book. Don't get me wrong, the movie is fantastic. But I would no recommend this book to anyone. Unless you want to enjoy a really confusing night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 5/31/2012

    " However you might feel about the movie, this book is terrific. Neat writing style, lots of scenes that didn't make the film, and a COMPLETELY different ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carlie | 3/18/2012

    " This book is an example of one of the few times the movie is better than the book. The book was okay, but having seen and loved the movie, the book doesn't hold a candle to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gollum24601 | 3/15/2012

    " Much crazier than the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Owen | 10/4/2011

    " Haven't read this in years but loved it when I did... Never have sat through the whole movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rahmadiyanti | 8/1/2011

    " Kocak, tapi berisi, dan mengajarkan struggle in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lbaker | 5/22/2011

    " Very rarely is a movie better than the book, but it is in this case.

    There is nothing wrong with the book, it's humourous and moves along very quickly, in fact, it took less time to read than to watch the movie!

    I happily look forward to reading other things by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 5/14/2011

    " I'm bordering on a 2.5 / 5.0

    This book just does not have a chance with the movie adaptation. The movie and the book are SO different from one another.

    It was, however, a very easy read.

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wahyu | 5/7/2011

    " suka sekali dengan karakter Forrest Gump. bener-bener mengajarkan orang untuk menikmati hidup "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymund | 4/16/2011

    " Funny and at times very moving. The most entertaining fake autobiography I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 3/26/2011

    " überhaupt nicht lustig, und allgemein sehr anders vom film... jedoch teilweise echt gelungene weitere geschichten, die ich noch nicht kannte, so rettet forrest zum beispiel mao.. hätte auch noch gut in den film gepasst... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 3/25/2011

    " Excellent story ... even better than the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ndari | 3/14/2011

    " I don't like the translation x_x But it is such a wonderful story.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennissa | 3/11/2011

    " stupidity (or should I call it "näive?) doesn't relate to luck. that's all about the matter of fate. End of discussion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine | 3/5/2011

    " For once a book is worse than the movie! Nothing like the movie, the book is much more far fetch than the movie. At least the movie allows you to believe that this story could actually happen. Where the book leaves no room for that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 2/24/2011

    " An interesting story with a lot of hilarious content that wasn't included in the movie.

    If you haven't read it yet I would definitely recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/23/2011

    " It isn't like the movie and I guess i expected something that it didn't deliver on "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April | 2/9/2011

    " ONLY WATCH THE MOVIE - the book is horrible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/7/2011

    " Another prime example of novel versus movie, where the original novel wins hands down. "

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About the Author
Author Winston Groom

Winston Groom is the author of more than a dozen books of nonfiction and fiction, including Forrest Gump and Conversations with the Enemy (with Duncan Spencer), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He lives with his wife and daughter in Point Clear, Alabama.