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Author: Winston Groom Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442343238
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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

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  • 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. "

About the Author

Winston Groom, a bestselling author, wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These, the prizewinning As Summers Die, Gone the Sun, and Only. He coauthored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. His best known works are the #1 New York Times bestsellers Forrest Gump and Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. The phenomenal hit film Forrest Gump garnered six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Groom is also the author of Shrouds of Glory, an account of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s decisive actions in the lost great campaign of the Civil War. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.