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Edmund Kemper - The True Story of the Co-ed Killer Audiobook

Edmund Kemper - The True Story of the Co-ed Killer: True Crime by Evil Killers, Volume 2

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American serial killer Edmund Kemper III stalked co-eds in California at the height of the era of peace and free love, dismembering his victims and tossing their body parts in remote areas around Santa Cruz. As pieces of young women began washing up on shore and turning up alongside rural highways, female residents - especially college students - were decidedly on edge. A lust killer who savored the act of decapitating his victims - and often used their severed heads for sexual pleasure - Kemper's story is particularly twisted among historical serial killers. Still, the true crime tale of Edmund Kemper is particularly fascinating, because the man many people called "a gentle giant" was a near genius whose cunning manipulation of others made him particularly depraved and dangerous.

This true crime story, a detailed biography of one of the most psychopathic serial killers of our time, shares some insight into the troubled childhood and awkward nature that led the American serial killer to take 10 lives, including those of six pretty co-eds, his paternal grandparents, his calculatingly cruel mother, and his mother's best friend. Among historical serial killers, Kemper is especially depraved, since he included necrophilia and cannibalism in his gruesome mix of sordid criminal activity. Ultimately, Kemper's murderous inclinations and urges to kill were satisfied after he bludgeoned to death his mother, a woman he'd hated since he was eight years old, and he turned himself in. But if he hadn't finally acted on his long-held fantasy to end his mother's life, he might still be trolling California highways, getting away with murder.

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    Linda Sandberg Sweden 27/10/2017
    Linda Sandberg Sweden 27/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "terrible narrator, interesting topic"

    the narrator seems to struggle with the most basic intonation, putting pauses in the middle of sentences, and removing natural pauses. the result is an audiobook which is less than enjoyable, because so much of the focus goes to decoding the narration.

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  • teara
    15/04/16
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    "Very repetitive and straight from the interviews on tv"

    This book was straight out of the documentary you would find when you type in Ed Kemper's name on YouTube. Nothing new, no added information about the case or any attempt to try and look at the in-depth psychological aspect this monsters mind it was just a list written in a very boring matter of fact way kind of way like the author just jotted down some notes while watching a documentary on YouTube or Google and made that into a book. Even the chapters were only about five minutes long. Not missing anything by not listening to this book! I regret buying it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bradley
    21/08/17
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    "I tried... "

    I really wanted to like this book. I tried listening on multiple occasions, but the narration couldn't get my attention.

    I felt as though the narrator approached the book with an almost robotic method. He had little changes in his inflection when reading a quote from any of the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bonnie Kernene
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    06/05/17
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    "The story of serial killer Edmund Kemper & victims"
    What did you love best about Edmund Kemper - The True Story of the Co-ed Killer?

    Edmund Kemper is a serial killer who killed his grandparents, his mother (the focus of his internal rage) and several young women in California. This book talks about Ed and his crimes, including his juvenile crimes (killing his grandparents) and the time he spent at Atascadero State Hospital, which is for the criminally insane. The author gets straight to the facts and has no filler, just the facts. It is well-written and well researched. This book makes no excuse for anything that Ed did, just told it like it was. He did make some conclusions, but those were based on the facts given. I have enjoyed all of the books that Jack Rosewood has written that I have read, and this one is no exception.


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