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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 Pascal Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780061713408
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Ghost Radio reminded me of early Stephen King….The story sticks with you long after you’ve finished the final page.”
—James Patterson

 

A ghost story call-in program opens a doorway into the paranormal in Ghost Radio, an utterly original and intensely creepy first novel by filmmaker, composer, and graphic novelist Leopoldo Gout. Booklist calls Ghost Radio, “A deliciously creepy yarn,” and its publication immediately elevates author Gout into the august ranks of the masters Stephen King, Peter Straub, Dean Koontz, and acclaimed, award-winning relative newcomer Joe (Heart-Shaped Box, Horns) Hill.  

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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/13/2014

    " I liked the idea of this book and found many of the mini-stories within the larger story very eerie, but the overall book didn't end up being especially engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shockwave | 1/2/2014

    " Interesting book, but wasnt want i thought it be like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 8/9/2013

    " This was one creepy little story--full late night atmosphere. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 7/2/2013

    " I really was into this book at first...then I got towards the end and got really confused. Maybe it was because I had pregnancy brain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/22/2012

    " I didn't care for this book at all. I only gave it a two because I did want to find out how it ended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theanonymousafro | 4/18/2012

    " Book was okay but the middle is hard to get through as it becomes a bit confusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug Gruse | 12/12/2011

    " I came across this book at the library and was excited by the description of it being like Stephen King with a contemporary twist. The concept was compelling, and the writing got me through the book. However, I thought the story kind of fizzled. It was entertaining, but not a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/4/2011

    " I really enjoyed myself, but I can't say I got the ending. Oh well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 10/16/2011

    " I picked this book for my book club---hopefully, I won't get kicked out! All of the members enjoy a good ghost story, but this one fell flat. It started out eerily, but fizzled out in the middle. It got very confusing, so much so that I didn't completely understand the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 8/27/2011

    " Gout is a graphic novelist and this is his first novel. This might account for the pacing. The story would lend itself well to a graphic novel formant. However, it was a fun, eerie and engaging story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riderreader | 7/8/2011

    " Picked this up at ALA and just finished it. Pretty good read although the writing left a little to be desired in places. Good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Krakar | 5/13/2011

    " Hard to follow, jumping around from past to present and then the weird dream sequences, was the entire thing imagined? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 4/26/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 4/24/2011

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/7/2011

    " I liked the idea of this book and found many of the mini-stories within the larger story very eerie, but the overall book didn't end up being especially engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/12/2010

    " I really enjoyed myself, but I can't say I got the ending. Oh well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristian | 10/15/2010

    " I thought that it had big words in it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lux | 8/13/2010

    " This book was... wonderfully convoluted, like a walk into madness. It might be confusing for some to follow and I don't understand why the term psychic vampire kept getting brought up, but quite enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theanonymousafro | 7/13/2010

    " Book was okay but the middle is hard to get through as it becomes a bit confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/21/2010

    " Entertaining read with some scary parts-reminds me of Stephen King.Received this in a swap on Goodreads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/9/2010

    " I didn't care for this book at all. I only gave it a two because I did want to find out how it ended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Connie | 4/19/2010

    " It was so bad that I am not wasting anymore time reading Ghost Radio. I gave it half of the book and it wasn't getting any better. If he can get published, then I shouldn't have a hard time getting published myself.
    I am really sorry I wasted as much time as I did on it.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimi | 3/20/2010

    " This was okay, the story line had potential, but then the author started skipping from character to character, and the book lost it's momentum. After finishing it, I'm thinking how did that book really end? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 3/6/2010

    " Gout is a graphic novelist and this is his first novel. This might account for the pacing. The story would lend itself well to a graphic novel formant. However, it was a fun, eerie and engaging story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T | 3/5/2010

    " This is Gout's first novel and while it is a little uneven it is creepy good fun. It has a nice surreal edge to it. The uneveness may be due to the author being a graphic novelist. The pacing seems to be suggestive of that style.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 1/9/2010

    " I really was into this book at first...then I got towards the end and got really confused. Maybe it was because I had pregnancy brain. "

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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.