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Forrest Gump

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Written By: Winston Groom

Narrated By: Winston Groom

Date: August 1994

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes

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.

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  • Sheri H.

    This book is terrible. It is nothing like I expected. The narrator is terrible. The wording isn't what I expected either and even though I always like the book better, in this case, you're much better off skipping this and enjoying the movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lyle P.

    This book is great! I read it back when the movie came out. Books are always different than movies and typically better. This one is so much different and in most ways it's much better. I found myself laughing out loud in my car whilst listening. If you're a devout fan of the movie, you may not like how much different it is. I love both, I've watch the movie probably 20 times and love the book even more. I thought the narration was good, not the best, not the worst. I found it a bit slow, so I increased the speed to 1.2x and found it better. I can't believe someone would rate this a 1/5 and call it "terrible". They don't make blockbuster movies based off "terrible" books. I would recommend this book to anyone. But keep in mind, it's narrated by a person from the deep south, born in the 1950s who has an IQ of 70. Enjoy!

  • Marion G.

    Was actually eye opening. I enjoyed the story and the first person perspective of a simple minded person raised and living in the Deep South in the 60’s . If you're expecting the touchy-feely feel good movie narration, then you will be disappointed and let down

  • Victor S.

    Skip this one. Annoying read, so many uses of the words “anyhow” & “anyway”, and the mostly unfunny “I got to pee” moments. The movie did this story so much better, but if you really love the movie like me, it was kind of entertaining to listen to all the bad parts they chose to skip or redo for the movie.

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