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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven Audiobook

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

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Publisher's Summary

Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills.

Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences, though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion. He’s also got the memories (and scars) to prove it. For some reason, he can’t seem to shake these spectral stories, and that brings us to this little tome right here....

At the same time, being an erudite, tattooed, modern Renaissance Man, he never bought into the whole God thing. Simply put, he’s seen ghosts, but he hasn’t seen Jesus. Corey especially can’t find a reason why people do the insane things they do in HIS name. That’s where everything really gets interesting.

His second book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, compiles Corey’s most intimate, incredible, and insane moments with the supernatural. His memories are as vivid as they are vicious. As he recounts these stories, he questions the validity of religious belief systems and 2,000-year-old dogma.

As always his rapid-fire writing, razor-sharp sense of humour, unbridled honesty, and cosy anecdotes make quite the case for his point. You might end up believing him or not. That’s up to you, of course. Either way, you’re in for a hell of ride.

The outrageous sequel to Corey Taylor's Seven Deadly Sins is now available as an audiobook.

©2013 Corey Taylor (P)2014 Tantor 2013, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks 2014

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    Lori Australia 05/06/2015
    Lori Australia 05/06/2015

    I listen to books to help keep my mind active when I'm on night shift. I mainly like to revisit all my favorites that I have read in print

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    "Scary Spooky"

    Well I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what this book was going to be about before I started listening. I got it purely because I enjoyed listening to the 7 Deadly Sins. Must admit I was a bit nervous that this was going to be another angry rant - don't get me wrong, I enjoyed 7DS in the end, but I was worried this book would be a continuation of his ranting. It was not. Not really.

    Corey speaks about paranormal experiences that has happened to himself and his friends, and you hear some really cool stories of pieces of his life. I listened to this on night shift at work (I'm a truck driver) and I got scared! I was spooking myself with ghostly reflections in my windows, it was great. I gave the story, performance, everything 5 stars because of the range of emotions I experienced from listening to this book. Also, as usual, The Great Big Mouth is excellent at narrating his own story.

    He does share his strong opinions about religion and stupid people, but this felt more like an intelligent, informed discussion with a like-minded person rather than the preaching and ranting I felt we got in the last book. I am an atheist, and I have had paranormal experiences so I totally related to this book. I got scared and teary eyed over the buried memories that resurfaced. As a side note, I'm glad we have a celebrity atheist out there prepared to share their non religious views. Great book.

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    Ben 06/12/2016
    Ben 06/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a bad listen."

    content was a bit more kooky than his other novels. was expecting more on the heaven and earth topic

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    luke 07/11/2015
    luke 07/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Superstitious nonsense"

    i love corey but he has a very over active imagination. The stories in this book, whilst being entertaining, could certainly all be explained logically given the chance.

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  • Thague
    5/07/16
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    "Entertaining, Informative and Gripping"

    This is the second audible book that I have purchased from Corey Taylor. As a narrator, he is easy to listen to and very engaging. The book is very funny, at times very Gripping and a bit dark. at times very light hearted and warm. Its a very well balanced book, Corey is very open about his experiences and is on a journey towards understanding, rather than being preachy and pushy with his beliefs (or lack of).

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  • Amazon Customer
    6/11/15
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    "awsome book by an amazing person and a must listen"

    amazing if you belive in ghost is a good book and deffo for Corey Taylor fans

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  • Cynthia
    22/05/15
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    "Makes you think dunnit"

    I found myself unable to stop listening as Corey's views on this fascinating subject make a lot of sense. Certainly stirred the pot with regard to organised religion. Thumbs up!!!!!

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  • Joseph
    19/05/15
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    "Fantastic read for paranormal enthusiasts. NOT A MUSIC BOOK"

    For anyone like me who is a big fan of Corey and of the Paranormal. This a fantastic read. Great balance of "ghost stories, theory behind them and other subjects such as religion with a wonderful Corey Taylor twist to it. Love the book!!

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  • J Sanford
    8/04/15
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    "Awesome!"

    A really good listen. Great narration. Corey is a fantastic storyteller. Intelligent and thought provoking.

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  • Thomas
    24/01/15
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    "Thought provoking"

    This book is a very thought provoking one as it allows you to decide wether you believe in the experiences he is on about or wether you are just interested in more of Corey's life, a great follow up from the seven deadly sins

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  • Karel
    3/12/14
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    "Corey Taylor's spooky stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven to be better than the print version?

    The book is read by Corey Taylor himself, should I say anything else? Well, back to asked question. Definitely. Of course, if you insist on things like turning pages and "real" psysical feeling in your hands, nothing can beat the classic book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well the book is basically all about Corey. And yes, he is my favourite character :-).


    What about Corey Taylor’s performance did you like?

    I like his voice and the way he is working with it, as well as his flawless recitation. After all, he is a professional singer.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really. All stories were fun to listen. Of course some of them are better, some of them worse.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not bad but if I had to choose I would pick Corey's previous book Seven Deadly Sins. It depends if you like fiction-like reading (his stories in this book) or more autobiographic stuff (his previous effort).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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