Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

List of 17 books narrated by Edmund Kemper for Volunteers of Vacaville – The Blind Project (Part 1 of 2)

Ed Kemper has read onto tape cassettes more books for the blind than any other prisoner. He has spent more than 5,000 hours in a booth before a microphone in the last 10 years and has more than four million feet of tape and several hundred books to his credit. The full list of these books has not been found yet.

Star Wars
By: George Lucas
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 6/21/1979

Rosary Murders, The
By: William Kienzle 
Read by: Ed Kemper 
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 1/1/1981
Mystery and detectives

Flowers in the Attic
By: V.C. Andrews
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 5/8/1984

Web Between the Worlds
By: Charles Sheffield
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 2/2/1987

Windmills of the Gods
By: Sidney Sheldon 
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 8/12/1987

Dune, Book 4: God Emperor of Dune
By: Frank Herbert
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 5/2/1988

If Tomorrow Comes
By: Sidney Sheldon
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 5/11/1989
Crime fiction

Petals on the Wind
By: V.C. Andrews
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 4/28/1993

Glass Key, The
By: Dashiell Hammett
Read by: Ed Kemper
Date Recorded/Cataloged: 2/6/1994
Mystery and detectives


  1. Serena-Rose

    Any idea where I could find these to listen to? Thank you.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Unfortunately, they are not available anywhere. There were rumours that the California Medical Facility was going to digitize the tapes, but nothing has come out so far.


  2. Caitlin Membrino

    Didn’t he also record for the reading of The Chronicles of Narnia series?

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      I believe he has, but it was not mentioned on the book list I found.

  3. emilie

    have they released the recordings yet?

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Not that I know of.

  4. Guy Bradley

    If anyone gets their hands on his copy of Star Wars, let me know. I want to listen.

  5. Caroline

    Hi there. I been trying to find Ed Kempers audiobooks flowers in the attic and petals in the wind but can’t find them.. can you plz send me a link to my email address
    As I am interested in Ed Kemper and would love to listen to some of my favourite books in his voice

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Hello, they are not available for the general public unfortunately.

  6. Bobby

    Is there any plan to release Mr. Kempers’ tapes to the public?

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Not that we are aware of.

        • Edmund Kemper Stories

          Yes, it’s the only book excerpt that can be found on the internet.

          • Eric219

            Not true at all, by far. There are however no complete readings that have to my knowledge been released as of now. I believe however he has asked that upon his death that they are allowed to be. Proceeds will be distributed as he wanted them to be, I however have no information as to where the proceeds will be disbursed to.

          • Edmund Kemper Stories

            Do you have any proof of what you are saying? I highly doubt Kemper has any say in what will happen with the recordings. He has no rights on them. They are owned by Vacaville. Where can we find these recordings?

  7. Charlie

    Are you people crazy ? Why in the world would you want a serial killer read to you? That’s creepy and bizarre

    • S. B.

      I think it’s partly because of how well he speaks. Seriously, the man has a great narration voice, and if I knew for sure he wouldn’t get any benefit from it, I’d purchase some of the stuff he’s done. 🤷‍♀️

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