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The Voice Behind Many Bestselling Books On Tape Is Actually That of An Infamous Serial Killer

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When listening to an audio book, do you ever wonder who's voice you are hearing on the other end? Now would be a good time to start.

An 1987 article from the Los Angeles Times tells the story of a blind couple showing their appreciation to the prisoners the California Medical Facility State Prison who have voiced audio books for the visually impaired.

Run by serial killer Edmund Kemper, the program, Volunteers of Vacaville or the Blind Project, as referred to by the prison, has inmates record thousands of books; best sellers, textbooks, mysteries, science fiction, Westerns, children's books and cookbooks onto tape cassettes.

From 1977 to 1987, Kemper had spent over 5,000 hours in the recording booth and had more than four million feet of tape and several hundred books to his credit, including: Flowers in the Attic, The Glass Key, Merlin's Mirror, Petals on the Wind, The Rosary Murders, Sphinx, and Star Wars.

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