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The chilling first novel by filmmaker, composer, and graphic novelist Leopoldo Gout, performed by actor Pedro Pascal (Narcos; Game of Thrones)

Ghost Radio reminded me of early Stephen King. The story sticks with you long after you’ve finished the final page.” (James Patterson)

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 about vampires and poltergeists, 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, sits deep in a fog of cigarette smoke, fielding calls from believers and detractors alike. He is joined in the booth by his darkly beautiful girlfriend, Alondra, and his engineer, Watts. Soon what began as an underground cult sensation is primed to break out to mainstream audiences. When a huge radio conglomerate offers to syndicate the show and Ghost Radio becomes a national hit with an expanding legion of hardcore fans, neither Joaquin, Alondra, nor Watts is remotely prepared for what is about to happen.

When Joaquin notices a curious and troubling phenomenon, he is inexplicably drawn further and further into the terrifying stories he solicits on the radio. As he slowly loses control over his reality and finds himself unable to distinguish between the real world and the world populated by the nightmares on Ghost Radio, he’s forced to confront his past and his own mortality in order to repair the crumbling wall between the living and the dead.

©2008 Leopoldo Gout (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great narration, mediocre story

I hated every single one of the protagonists in this book. Joaquin is a whiny edge lord try hard. His girlfriend is written in a stereotypical "men writing women" way and there's a lot of male gaze in there too.

But Pedro Pascal could read the iTunes terms and conditions and make it sound good and interesting - he's the only reason I made it through this book.

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Very Intriguing

Very well written with a very unique style in telling the story. There were a few times I found myself lost but the writing would always back itself up and give me the hints I needed to keep up. The ending surprised me, which is unusual since most stories today follow a formula that few deviate from. I recommend this one. The narrator sounded very convincing as the main character and kept me interested along the entire length of the story.

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Pedro makes it

Okay story that was elevated tremendously by Pedro Pascal's lovely narration. The story seems awfully scattered at first, but eventually the threads come together in unexpected ways.

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Narration of quality, story of substance

Decided on this title because of Pedro Pascal narrating. I fell in love with the story.

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  • 05-03-20

WOW the ending!

I very much liked the flow of the stories. Mr. Pascal's voice is extremely soothing and I enjoyed his different accents to the various characters. I would recommend this audible to any one who is fascinated by the upside down. I gave all 5s because I wanted to listen twice to get details I missed the first time around 😉

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performance named great read

The audio performance named this good book great. loved it. you should hear it. now

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It was just interesting enough for me to not turn it off, but the payoff was not worth it. was just very, anticlimactic.

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Fabulous!

I’ve read a lot of horror fiction, mostly Stephen King. This was excellent. Really got under my skin. It reminded me of The Magnus Archives and Welcome to Night Vale. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of the book before. I came here because Pedro Pascal did the narration. He was fantastic as always.

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A Real Escape

A tale of surreal escapism that draws the focus and attention of the reader/listener.
This is a great pick for a lover of the supernatural and macabre looking for a puzzle of a read.
For about the first third of the story I wasn't sure what the timing of each chapter was but then figured out that it is told from present with flashbacks that are not necessarily chronological.
Narrated by a great voice that gives each character their own personalities and paints each scene with unique moods you can't find just by reading. There was also a warmly welcomed latino presence in this story that I personally appreciated greatly.
Overall an entrancing experience. I will certainly tune in to Ghost Radio again soon.

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Worth the Listen!!

I really enjoyed this book. Story was compelling, twists and turns in the main character's development made it very intriguing. If you like X-Files or Fringe, give this one a listen.

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  • 02-10-21

Slow story saved by the narrator

Confusing story that might be better on paper as it jumps all over the place, from location to person. Picked it as I love horror/spooky stories and because of the narrator. Pedro does an excellent job voicing the characters differently but was let down by the writing. I wonder if he was as confused as I was when reading it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-13-20

Terrifying and thrilling but ultimately a bit dumb

Pascal narrates this book so well! The story builds up nicely though it is a bit confusing at times. Had to go back and rehear sections because I lost track of which character had the POV. The ending was a massive letdown bur I thoroughly enjoyed the rest.

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  • 01-14-21

Intriguing story

The narration by Pedro Pascal on this novel was flawless, engaging and a pleasure to listen to. The story itself was very well written with a weaving storyline that crossed from sci fi to classic Stephen King horror as well as through space and time.