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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven Audiobook

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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    Jeffrey 11-06-15
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    "I love Corey Taylor...witty, intelligent, brash."

    Corey is not afraid to speak his mind but unlike many of his contemporaries he actually backs up his beliefs with sound logic, data and research to make his point. His style and delivery are spot on and entertaining making the reader wanting to know more about the twisted and brilliant mind of the masked lead screamer from Slipknot. Who knew the boy had the ability to string together a series of grammatically correct sentences let alone keep your interest captivated for hours on end? Well done Mr. Taylor, well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Keller 04-25-15
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    "I cannot wait for the next one!"

    Thank you for correlating specifics that I previously didn't consider to be completely related into context together. Removed is my proverbial mask. Thank you!

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    Steven Durbin 03-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not offended easy?, this book is for you."
    Where does A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would totally give it a 5/5, good detail, and great story.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I got to say when he can be serious for one minute then be completely hilarious the next.


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

    I gotta say his neighbor that is a fan of his apparently stealing his rake just so he can get Corey's autograph, I died.


    If you could give A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Warning, if you are offended easy, this is not for you, period.


    Any additional comments?

    I got to say that Corey Taylor's work has always been great, all though Seven Deadly Sins is still my favorite book by his, this is still a good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LK 01-03-15
    LK 01-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Very thought-provoking"

    I came in with little knowledge to what corey taylor was up to, but as he expanded his ideas I came to understand him. He is a brilliant narrator, mostly from the fact I am a fan of his music and he just has a nice funny but dark tone. I reccomed this book to anyone looking for a different experience and who is fasinated by the supernatural. Good job corey!

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    George Mount Vernon, AR, United States 03-05-14
    George Mount Vernon, AR, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    jake 02-06-16
    jake 02-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "just listen to slipknot"

    I don't know what I was expecting with this book, but I will tell you what happend. I lost 15 dollars.

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    W. Maughan 01-26-16
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    "Too Much Padding"

    Taylor goes on and on about himself and does the longest, most convoluted story setups I have ever heard. In the first three chapters, which are very long, he only told a couple of brief experiences not even close to being worth the wait. Listening to those chapters was like wading through waist high garbage to find a couple of pennies. I decided life is too short and shut it off.

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    afl40 01-25-16
    afl40 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Angry Man!!!"
    What would have made A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven better?

    Stick to the subject!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Corey Taylor again?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Yes, but he goes off the tangent too many times with angry arguments.


    What character would you cut from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Figure out your issues before writting your next book.

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    josh 10-06-15
    josh 10-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "made a believer of audio books"

    excellent book. extremely thought provocing and much insight to be gained. corey's narration style makes the book's digestion that much easier. when I read something sometimes I find myself rereading it as my mind wanders but not when it's being read to you. brings me back to the days of old when it was story time in kindergarten. I will most definitely be buying his other books on audio.

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    Andrew 09-01-15
    Andrew 09-01-15
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    "absolute greatness."

    loved it.
    Corey Taylor is the greatest writer of all time. he is the master of all styles of writing.

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