Forrest Gump by Winston Groom audiobook

Forrest Gump

By Winston Groom
Read by Winston Groom

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.80 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743547383

"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.

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Summary

Summary

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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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Author Bio: Winston Groom

Author Bio: Winston Groom

Winston Groom (1943–2020) is a bestselling author best known for the #1 New York Times bestsellers Forrest Gump and Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. He 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English