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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leopoldo Gout Narrator: Pedro Pasca Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ghost Radio is a terrifying novel about a ghost-story call-in radio show that inadvertently opens a doorway into the paranormal, giving voice to the dead and instigating an epic battle for the souls of the living.

From the cramped bowels of a dimly lit radio station, Ghost Radio is beamed onto the airwaves. More than a call-in show to tell scary stories, Ghost Radio is a sanctuary for those sleepless denizens of the night, lost halfway between this world and the next.

Joaquin, the hip, melancholy host, fields calls from believers and detractors alike. He is joined in the booth by his girlfriend, Alondra, and his engineer, Watts. When a huge radio conglomerate offers to syndicate the show, neither Joaquin, Alondra, nor Watts is remotely prepared for what is about to happen.

Joaquin remains a skeptic even as he begins to feel himself drawn further and further into the terrifying stories he solicits on the radio. Slowly he finds himself unable to distinguish between the real world and the world populated by the nightmares on Ghost Radio. He is forced to confront his past and his own mortality in order to save that which is most precious to him and repair the crumbling wall between the living and the dead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ghost Radio reminded me of early Stephen King. The story sticks with you long after you’ve finished the final page.”

    James Patterson

  • “In this chilling and original tale, a paranormal-themed call-in radio show, hosted by a couple of melancholic lovers, inadvertently wakes the dead and creates a battle for the souls of the living. The concept is so creepy that listening to this audiobook serves the story that much more, as listeners will feel they’re hearing an actual broadcast. Narrator Pedro Pascal delivers an eerie reading that creates a dark and brooding atmosphere...The thrills and chills are legitimate, and Pascal manages to increase the tension as the story unfolds, leading to a taut climax.”


  • “A deliciously creepy yarn about the connections and friendships that transcend death...Gout’s deft fusion of radio-show culture and paranormal occurrences produces a winning compound.”


  • “A thrilling literary...experience, this contemporary ghost story set in Mexico is a fast-moving and enjoyable read.”

    Library Journal

  • “A first novel that reads with deserved confidence into Stephen King territory.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven | 2/19/2014

    " Gout is a graphic novelist, even without pictures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janet | 2/13/2014

    " I liked the author's writing style and found it reminiscent of early Stephen King. The book hooked me early on and kept me engaged right to the end. I would definitely read more from Leopoldo Gout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alyson Cline | 2/8/2014

    " this book has some of the tone of other Ghostly stories. It is compared to Stephen King, however, I did not find it as phsychologically scary as most King novels. The story jumps back and forth from one character to another - similar to the way some tv stories are told. The premise that radio waves can "cross over" to the spirit world was interesting. I liked the way the characters were developed, but would have preferred a different presentation for the story. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Denise | 1/14/2014

    " I started off enjoying this twisted horror (almost goth) story of Joaquin and how he came to be a late night radio show host. I quickly felt, however, especially in the middle of the story, that Mr. Gout was "trying to hard" to emulate Stephen King in his genre. And it IS his genre....no one can do it as well. By the end I was just confused. I did like the characters and the beginning plot, but the end just made no sense whatsoever. Everything up until that point could have been in his head, imagination, whatever, but somewhere along the way the thread of a cohesive story became unraveled. "

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About the Author
Author Leopoldo Gout

Leopoldo Gout is a producer, director, graphic novelist, writer, and composer. He is the producer of an animated film with NBC and Curious Pictures, and some of the films he has produced have been shown at the Cannes International Film Festival. He lives in New York City.