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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process | [Corey Taylor]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process

In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Taylor also gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he's encountered. (You'll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural).
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In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in his life, especially that night at the Cold House.

But that's not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he's encountered. (You'll be shocked how often Slipknot has been invaded by the supernatural). Taylor also touches on his religious background and how it led him to believe in much more than the Man in the Sky.

©2013 Corey Taylor (P)2013 Tantor

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    George Mount Vernon, AR, United States 03-05-14
    George Mount Vernon, AR, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Corey Taylor is a Genius"
    Any additional comments?

    Admittedly, I am a huge Corey Taylor fan, so this review may be a bit biased. I love Corey's writing style. It's brutally honest, funny, insightful, and doesn't give a shit what you think about it. He doesn't pull punches or shy away from the offensive, but comes at the reader with both barrels blasting, leaving the reader to either absorb the message or get the hell out of the way. Overall, an amazing story, read by the author in a voice that is all his own.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mitchell Canada 02-01-14
    Mitchell Canada 02-01-14
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    "Great Stories Taken With a Grain of Salt"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I can only recommend this to people who like ghost stories or people who take an interest in Corey Taylor.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Corey Taylor's work and take an interest in him as a person, you will enjoy this book. It very much reads like someone's thought process, filled with entertaining tangents and good stories. It doens't change my personal opinion on the paranormal, and his "Intelligent Energy" idea is full of holes and guesses, but it's something to, at bare minimum, acknowledge.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Athol, MA, USA 10-20-13
    Donna Athol, MA, USA 10-20-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Love the narration!"
    Where does A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Certainly not an all-time favorite, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Definitely the fact that Corey Taylor narrated this himself. Made the whole I g much more captivating.


    What about Corey Taylor’s performance did you like?

    It's his story! Who better to perform it. He has a great voice and inserted his humor and sarcasm perfectly.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I never realized he wrote other books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Severna Park, MD, United States 09-05-13
    Annie Severna Park, MD, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "a bit scattered"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, not knowing what this book would have in it or who the author was I would recommend it. It's an easy read filled with random tidbits of information. Corey's performance is very conversational and the stories were filled with great illustrative detail.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I could have done with less explicit language and ramblings about religious points of view, otherwise it was very entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by Corey Taylor – was your favorite?

    I liked his memories of "the mansion" and his friend "jack" and his experience with his parents.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Corey Taylor’s life?

    I found him funny to listen to in general... there is nothing I can think of that he didn't nod to at some point in the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Ruis Brandon, FL 07-23-13
    Jessica Ruis Brandon, FL 07-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven?

    Corey Taylors personal experiences with ghosts.


    What about Corey Taylor’s performance did you like?

    His voice. He would be a great narrator for other authors books as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chewbacca texas 06-03-14
    chewbacca texas 06-03-14
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    "Dry, monotone narration.... & too much ranting"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe young, very simple people may enjoy this book.... I really don't know.


    What was most disappointing about Corey Taylor’s story?

    He just rambles on & on..... some angry, simple-minded ranting, as well. I shouldn't judge the whole book, as I couldn't get beyond the first few chapters.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Very dry, almost monotone voice


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't know. I couldn't finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed, as I love many personal accounts of the paranormal/spiritual
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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