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Forrest Gump Audiobook

Forrest Gump

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Publisher's Summary

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 have to hear them to believe them.

©1994 Winston Groom. All Rights Reserved; (P)1994 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS Is An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A wonderful read. I laughed out loud time and again." (Atlanta Journal & Constitution)

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    Arlo Alpharetta, GA, USA 07-08-05
    Arlo Alpharetta, GA, USA 07-08-05
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    "go read the book!"

    The audiobook for "Forrest Gump" is abriged, so many parts in the story are missing, so if you really want to read "Forrest Gump", go read the actual book.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Hammond 02-13-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Funny reading"
    What did you love best about Forrest Gump?

    The history is very funny to hear.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fiction, but how you don't need to be the best to succeed!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The president one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GrandpaJack 03-06-16
    GrandpaJack 03-06-16

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    "Forrest Gump ... Great American Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Forrest Gump the most enjoyable?

    I was able to listen to the story anywhere I went. Fantastic story.Brought back many memories of that period in my life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Forrest Gump?

    Run, Forrest, Run. When Forrest was carrying the football and the crowd got behind him by yelling "Run, Forrest Run".


    What does Winston Groom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Southern voice added a lot. If it was read by a New Yorker or an Englishman, it would not have fit.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several moments, including the deaths of Jennie and of Bubba.
    His discovery that he had a son, Little Forrest.


    Any additional comments?

    So many things on the tape, and in the book, that were not in the movie. I am glad I am able to listen to the book as often as I like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andre Boksburg, South Africa 06-21-12
    Andre Boksburg, South Africa 06-21-12
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    "Abridged & unAbridged, mistake I made"

    My fault, now I got the book, but have to buy the unabridged audio version as well, and that I am not going to do. That is waste my money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Alyson
    7/31/15
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    "Favourite movie and a great book."

    This book is really for those who like to value what's important in life. Highly recommended if you're going through a rough patch.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michael H
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    8/12/16
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    "Different from the movie"

    Great story although different from the movie me read very well by the narrator. Shame there wasn't an unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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