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The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Hardcover, 183 pages
Published September 1st 1981 by Madrona Publishers
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J G
I found this book at my parents used book store in a pile of books they found at a yard sale. I read through it in a weekend. This book is super creepy. If you want a book that you can't put down and will scare you to death for the next ten years, then read this.
Kate
I had been waiting months to read this book. I gave up on it after seeing it going for a minimum of $180 on amazon. I've always loved researching Ted Bundy and have always found him fascinating so on a random wish of luck I searched Ebay and won it for $80! Expensive, but nothing compared to the $180+. I tore open the package as soon as it arrived and spent all day reading it cover to cover. It was absolutely amazing. It made me feel bad for Ted. While what he did was horrible and the victims de ...more
Sara
Thin, but fascinating! This and Ann Rule's book are the best two about Bundy of all of them. Good luck finding this one. My hubby bought it off ebay for entirely too much.
Nan
I was 14 when I read this book. That's too young. My mom had a unique philosophy regarding censorship--so far as I remember, she didn't censor anything. I watched Holocaust movies when I was six. And I watched Mark Harmon portray Ted Bundy in The Deliberate Stranger on TV when I was just a kid.

I was a freshman in high school, doing an overly ambitious research project on Ted Bundy. He had captured my imagination in the movie, and his recent execution left him lingering in my thoughts. As I was r
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Candace
When I recently learned that Liz had written a book about her life with Ted Bundy, I knew I had to track down this book. The Phantom Prince is a well-written, engrossing book that details how she met Ted, their rocky relationship, the anxiety, obsession, and self-doubt she faced as she suspected his involvement in the crimes, and their contact following his arrest and imprisonment. For those interested in the Ted Bundy case, this book will offer you a very unique perspective. I highly recommend ...more
Mike Jarsulic
The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy, by Elizabeth Kendall, is a memoir that details the author's seven year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy. Throughout the book, Kendall describes meeting Bundy, the initial stages of her relationship with him, her first suspicions of his involvement in the cases of missing girls in Washington and Utah, as well as the further contact they continued after his arrest and incarceration.

The book is a short read (~180 pages) that keeps up a frantic pa
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Theresa Turner
I really enjoyed this book,which i bought off Abebooks for 180.00 dollars,''quite expensive i know'' but the book is out of print and much sought after by true crime enthusiasts..The book is about Elizabeth Kendall,s..(not her real name) relationship with Ted Bundy before and during the time of disappearences of young women in Washington and Utah ..Elizabeth comes across as a very troubled young women with problems of insecurity and alcoholism,but she is honest and respectful of her relationship ...more
Matt
A rare book about a horrible person. While I usually love reading these, this one left me with a bad taste -- it sets up a woman he knew/loved as the victim and tries to turn him into a tragic hero. Other than that, the story is intriguing.
Carol
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was really interesting to see this story play out from a different point if view. I learned a lot of things about Ted Bundy that I hadn't heard before. It was weird and fascinating to find out what he was like when he wasn't killing people. I think the author wrote this book to try to make herself seem less flaky than the media portrayed her. The problem is I came away from this book thinking she was more of a nitwit than I did to begin with. If there is ...more
Carly Charles
behind every crazy is an even crazier woman and that's a fact
Hilary
makes me want to quit drinking
Danielle
This is the 2nd time I read this book. I couldn't find it anywhere but the library. It's out of print, and very expensive. It fascinates me because Ted Bundy fascinates me, and this is the only person this close to him who has written about her life with him. The other is Anne Rule, and she wrote the best book on this subject, The Stranger Beside Me. She actually worked with Ted at a crisis intervention line, believe it or not.
Elizabeth (not her real name) lived with Ted for many years, and slo
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Jennifer
Excellent book, could not put it down! Learned a lot about Bundy that is not in other books about him, highly recommend.
Michael
Very interesting read.
Kimberly Kay Mcbride
I paid a lot of money to get this book years ago because it was a limited edition written by the women who dated Ted throughout his years as the most famous serial killer in America. It was so interesting to see how his charm and looks made people blind to evidence that he was a psychopath. I sold my copy recently because I needed the money; it's hard to get for less than 75.00 on Amazon, but so worth it.
Ree Jones
This is a must read for anyone interested in the Ted Bundy case. Jaw-dropping, scary at times. It shows the human behind the monster, or at least the mask that he was wearing as a human. I can't recommend this book enough for those interested in Bundy.
Emily
By the woman he lived with during the time of the murders. Um, what was that like? As you can imagine, pretty creepy.
Mitzi
Unfortunately out of print. I found a copy on eBay. Well worth the read--good perspective on Ted Bundy.
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really wanna read this
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