Gump & Co.

  • by Winston Groom
  • Narrated by Will Patton
  • 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Gump phenomenon continues!
Forrest Gump is back!The lovable man for all ages, who captured America's heart in the #1 best-selling novel Forrest Gump and in the blockbuster film, returns in the long-awaited sequel to the book hailed by Larry King as "the funniest novel I have ever read." A little older, and wiser in his own unique way, he is still running through the kaleidoscopic events of our times -- and straight into the age of greed and instant gratification known as the 1980s.
When Gump & Co. begins, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has gone bust and Forrest is flat broke, sweeping floors in a New Orleans strip joint and trying to raise his son, little Forrest, who needs his father more than ever. As always in Forrest's easy-come-easy-go life, a change in the weather is never far off...and when the opportunity to play championship football comes his way once more, Forrest is back in the limelight and in the money.
Forrest's remarkable, touching, and utterly comic odyssey has just begun: in store for him is his own dubious recipe for adding life to New Coke; an encounter with Ollie North; and a chance yet again to unwittingly twist the nose of history.The Rollicking Sequel to the # 1 New York Times Bestseller Forrest Gump.


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Customer Reviews

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Would you try another book from Winston Groom and/or Will Patton?

Don't think so.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Screwtape Letters

What three words best describe Will Patton’s performance?

It was OK.

What character would you cut from Gump & Co.?

The New Coke inventor.

Any additional comments?

If you've read the original book you know it is considerably different than the movie. It almost seemed as if this follow up was written to capitalize on the success of the movie.It was just tossed together with little flow to any kind of story line. Gump is almost a cross between the original book character (really a bit of a jerk) and the movie character (an unassuming good guy). Seemed like the author couldn't decide if he wanted him to continue as the book character or the movie character. Disappointing.

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- Smedley


Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would not have bought this if I knew it was abridged !

What did you like best about this story?

I read this book more than twenty years ago but my two favorite 'scenes' have been clipped from the abridged version

Any additional comments?

The ending in this audio book version is far different than what is in the novel. It was rewritten.
I wish I knew this was an abridged version before buying it. Im hoping Amazon will let me exchange it for the real version.
I wonder if Groom was even consulted about this before it was done? I wonder if it even matters.
Gump and Co is a great and hysterically funny book but this isnt truly Gump and Co , pay the extra dough and get the unabridged version.

I made a mistake in buying this version

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- this(ladies and germs), is my pen name .Pretty cool eh?

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio