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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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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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very airy

loved it as always by the one and only rock god even with his sarcasm

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  • Ben
  • 06-12-2016

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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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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  • Mike H
  • 07-06-2017

Well worth it!

I own all his books in physical forms but hearing them read from the man himself is definitely worth it!

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  • Wooquay
  • 23-09-2020

Knot for Sceptics

Huge fan of this man in all of his escapades, and I thoroughly enjoyed seven deadly sins. I was apprehensive about this one as I firmly don't believe in ghosts, but I gave it a go as CMFT can spin a yarn with deft and acerbic humour. Whilst I did enjoy his rhetoric I was left a bit empty by the subject matter as it clearly wasn't written for non-believers. Try one of his other books, which I am certainly going to do, if you don't enjoy flights of fancy concerning shadows and things moving.

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  • Miss N Hartley
  • 22-07-2020

Probably helps if you are a fan already...

I wasn’t. Picked it because I like paranormal books. But this one is dull. Rambling. Patronising at times. This guy has an attitude.

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  • Sean heyl
  • 01-03-2020

Loved it!

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who had these thoughts, also not the only one who had this energy theory bubbling away in my head. thoroughly recommend if you have an interest in the paranormal and an open mind. hell I'd recommend if you just enjoy a good ghost story :)

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  • Inga Allen
  • 20-02-2020

Bloody loved it

Hilarious, well written and read. Will now excitedly inhale all the others he's written!

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  • Anna
  • 15-01-2020

Good read/listening to

It was like sitting in a room with Corey Taylor and listening to him telling his stories. I really enjoyed this book. I lived with "imprints of departed souls" ;) (ghosts) too and I totally agree with Corey about the energies left behind. If you like a ghost stories with a rock star way of telling them, grab some drink of your choice, make yourselves cosy and press "play".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2019

thought provoking

once again Corey narrates as he speaks so that you think you are in a debate rather than being talked at. Corey had an intelligent and compelling view on the subjects herein and leaves you thinking how did a kid with little education and his upbringing get so insightful . A brilliant book even if you do not like his bands.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2018

Another hit.

Another brilliant book by Corey Taylor. I love how he has the ability to give an idea AND be able to fully explain himself to the listener. Found myself hanging on his every word in the various stories from his life included in this book. Very good book. Very interesting man.

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  • john grey
  • 16-11-2018

Corey your hand me in stitches

From the front man of slipknot and stone sour it had me in stitches. funny but chilling at the same time I did not put it down from start to finish

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  • james lawrence
  • 28-06-2018

absolutely brilliant!

I have been a believer of the paranormal for a very very long time. So hearing these story's off someone I have been a fan of since I heard Slipknots Iowa is great. The overall book was fantastic I could not stop listening to it. There were parts that were confusing but there were parts I couldn't stop laughing. I have had things happen to me, family and friends, funny enough I was also pushed down some stairs were I used to work. I have also heard things and seen things I can't explain and it's difficult to explain to people who think your a f'ing idiot. So hearing this book has definitely made me very proud to be a believer of spirits/ghosts. Also I want to say a huge thank you to Corey Taylor your a cracking guy so keep being awesome! I am Very much looking forward to hearing the next book.

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