"I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so. 1995 was a full 365-day year of drinking, fucking, lying, raging and exploration for me - not a dull one in the bunch. It was a time of self-shit: self-importance, self-absorption, self-indulgence and selfishness. I was the only person in the known galaxy and I wanted what the fuck I wanted sooner rather than later."
The action begins in West Des Moines, Iowa, where Corey Taylor, frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, systematically set about committing each of the Seven Deadly Sins. He has picked fights with douche bags openly brandishing guns. He has set himself on fire at parties and woken up in dumpsters after cocaine binges. He lost his virginity at eleven. He got rich and famous and immersed himself in booze, women, and chaos until one day he realised, suddenly, that he didn't need any of that at all.
Candid. Literate. Brilliant. Seven Deadly Sins is a brutally honest look at 'a life that could have gone horribly wrong at any turn', and the soul-searching and self-discovery it took to set it right.
©2011 Corey Taylor (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
This made me giddy, excited and want to throw up. From his hilarious tales of his past antics, passionate tirades and recounting of his painful childhood, Corey's reading of his book takes the audience on the ride with him. It made me guffaw out loud on public transport and made my heart hurt. For such an angry, loud personality, you can hear the hurt 11 year old in his voice as he recounts his childhood. He is the consummate performer and it all comes out in this audiobook.
Yes, Corey can rant. Sometimes I wondered where he was going. But hey, that's what he's made his career out of, and it was entertaining none-the-lessI would honestly get this book for his gorgeous voice alone. He could make a third career just out of reading audiobooks (he rivals David Tennant as my favorite narrator).Oh, and for those not familiar with Corey's other work, it would be amiss of me not to mention the very strong language. It makes the book what it is though, and he has such an amazing way with words. I was really impressed. Really, really impressed with this book.
Even if you are not a fan of Corey taylor; this book is sure to get you thinking, gigling and feeling better about your existence.
Corey gives a decent re-telling of his childhood and past exploits but has written this book as more of an examination into human reactions and emotions than a simple autobiography.
Very entertaining and thought provoking!
Couldnt stop listening to it. Fans of Slipknot wont find too much insight here. This deals with Taylor and his life. From his near death experiences to his many many many party stories. Check this out for a great listen!!
Wow what a great audio book! Corey taylor as the narrator ftw dam he a great guy can't wait till book 2 out
"A beast unleashed"
In this audiobook Corey Taylor, The frontman of bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, brings his views into why we should drop the old "Seven Deadly Sins", and start to use new ones. For any fan of the pre-mentioned bands, this is a must have audiobook. Not only are these his own words, but he narrates the book himself. Since downloading this book, I have listened to it twice, on my Windows Phone.
"Thought provoking but not for the faint hearted!"
An intelligent and extremely well written personal view on the 7 deadly sins delivered in a way that only Corey Taylor could deliver himself. Interspersed and illustrated by personal experience and autobiographical anecdotes, Corey takes us through the outdated 7 deadly sins and puts his case forward convincingly as to why each is no longer a sin in these modern times. The language is strong and passionate throughout and no prisoners are taken with some graphical and disturbing tales from those harder times in Corey's life but this book is also an eye-opener to an extremely talented and gifted musician and poet who came from nothing and had no chance but somehow defied the odds.
Ok, so i am a slipknot and stone sour fan so i may be biased - but, this book turned out to be much more than i had hope for, and then some! Corey's style is funny and inspiring, the book wanders off in tangents with funny anecdotes and also sad memories which i think he has been very brave in sharing. I thoroughly enjoyed his book and highly recommend it.
"F%$KING AWSOME !!"
Absolutely awesome read / listen - haven't put the thing down since it came out on audiobook :). can't wait till he brings out another one + am going to be playing this one constantly till he does. nicely done Corey (I agree with your new 7)
brilliant listen, he is funny throughout and delivers amazing one liners!!! need to listen to all his books
Love that this is read my mr Corey Taylor himself just adds to the mindset he was in when writing the book i have found a new love for this man and a new way to look at things. Good going guys
"Ranty & opinionated - brilliant"
Right up there - few books make me laugh out loud but this one did many, many times. Just don't attempt to explain to your kids why..
His voice, Oh my god, his voice.
He talks a whole lot of sense and most eloquently too. Plus I dare you not to have the raging horn all the way through...
Being a huge fan of Corey Taylor, his two bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, I knew that this would surpass any expectation I had of it.
I have the hardback book of this, and his second book, but what makes this better is that the man himself, Corey Taylor, reads it. Even though he can go on a bit and confuse where you are at, he creates a good story with life experiences and personal opinions.
He gives you a great insight into what he thinks the Deadly Seven should be, and he backs it up with fair and brilliant points that you cannot argue.
I'm really looking forward to listening to his second book, and waiting for his third to come out in the summer.
Good read (listen) to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and their views who don't stick to the same guild lines of life.
Worth a listen, some interesting ideas and philosophies. I quite enjoyed it, however I found Corey a bit annoying. He definitely over did it with the thesaurus too!!
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