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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
  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

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).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Corey Taylor...witty, intelligent, brash.

  • By Jeffrey on 11-06-15

Dry, monotone narration.... & too much ranting

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-14

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
.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cat Daddy

  • What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean
  • By: Jackson Galaxy, Joel Derfner
  • Narrated by: Jackson Galaxy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his 13-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Stars!!!

  • By Dawn on 12-04-12

Extremely insightful,PAINFUL,yet FUNNY life-story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-13

Would you listen to Cat Daddy again? Why?

Yes I'd love to listen to it again, especially with others (like with my family). Jackson holds nothing back about his painful life, full of intense successes & failure. He is hyper sensitive to life's everyday hardships, & seems to make life choices that challenge his soul in the most heartbreaking areas. His struggles (many which are self-inflicted) apply to painful truths, & his determination to find the answers, then come to peace with them, then pass it on! Most of us can relate to his life in some way. He's bruuuuuuutally honest about his every emotion & opinion, & inspired me to think more of others, & to consider life from a very harsh, different, & more open-minded perspective.

What other book might you compare Cat Daddy to and why?

To me, his story is more in the genre of books dealing with human psychology & addiction.

What about Jackson Galaxy’s performance did you like?

His emotion is so incredibly intense. He grabs your attention immediately & never lets it go...... Jackson exposes his deepest pains & determination to find peace within himself, & his need to pass it on to others, including cats of course! He shares all of this with an AWESOME SENSE OF HUMOR! I also appreciated his risk in using strong language throughout, as it showed me that he is a real person with a great need to express himself with his truths, and desire to share his deep compassion for humans & animals, esp cats!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

YES...... From the start to finish, I can't stress enough the power this audio book had on me: LAUGH, CRY, LAUGH, CRY........

Any additional comments?

I'm not even a cat-person. I bond more with dogs. But his show show "My Cat from Hell" got my family hooked! I'd highly recommend this book to anyone with a truth-seeking nature,love for animals, & appreciation for real humor.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Life Without Limits

  • Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life
  • By: Nick Vujicic
  • Narrated by: Nick Vujicic
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man - Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs but overcame his disability to live not only independently, but to live a rich, fulfilling life that is a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his key message is letting people know the importance of finding your life's purpose - even through pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love It

  • By CK on 11-19-10

Loved this book, really influnced my perspective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely yes! I'd recommend this book because Nick Vojicic's story was unusually inspiring to me. I heard about it thru my 12 yr old son who couldn't wait to tell me about this cool guy he learned about at school! So I'd love to spread this guy's story the same way to my family/ friends. Nick uses great humor & charisma (through his own narration) along with extreme openness & trust, letting the audience in on his greatest fears & lowest moments of despair. Therefore, he kept my attention start to finish. I could hear his raw emotion about his life & past. He has such determination to reach his goals, & living for God & for others rather than himself....... without overdoing the religious parts/ bible quotes, & without judging others. He related his experiences to everyone's real life problems, & not just how it relates to him. He brought me to tears a few times which is rare:)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nick Vujicic........ Becuse I can't imagine handling his situation with such a great attitude. & after hearing his story, I think that more now, than ever, maybe regular people have great strengths deep down which we're not necessarily aware of..... yet. (probably given to us somehow by God)

What does Nick Vujicic bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is an easy question...... Nick's shows his true-self all through this book & it shows constantly in his voice. He doesn't hold back, & even broke down in one chapter, but kept talking right thru it.

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

Absolutely yes, when he talked about his thoughts of suicide.

Any additional comments?

Great book, awesome narration & message for all people of all cultures & religions.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stranger Than Fiction

  • True Stories
  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Chuck Palahniuk
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Chuck Palahniuk's world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. These pieces from Stranger Than Fiction, his first nonfiction collection, prove just how different, in ways both highly entertaining and deeply unsettling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and hilarious

  • By Brooke P. Anderson on 01-17-05

Too much rambling on w/irrevelent details = boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-12

Would you try another book from Chuck Palahniuk and/or Dennis Boutsikaris and Chuck Palahniuk ?

probably not.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something else with interesting true story/ stories or an unusual biography.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris and Chuck Palahniuk ?

I suppose the narration quality was fine, so yes:)

What character would you cut from Stranger Than Fiction?

Marylin Manson, he already looks so freaky that anything about him doesn't come as a surprise.

Any additional comments?

The story about the combine (or tractor) demolition derby night was where I started having doubts about this book, & losing my focus. The author seemed to ramble on wayy too much with details for my taste.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How to Have an Out of Body Experience

  • Transcend the Limits of Physical Form and Accelerate Your Spritual Evolution
  • By: William Buhlman
  • Narrated by: William Buhlman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

For the thousands of explorers that William Buhlman has taught to enter the out-of-body state, verification often comes in a breathtaking flash-the undeniable first-hand experience of lucid awareness beyong the limits of time and space in a realm of vast spiritual potential. With How to Have an Out of Body Experience, you will learn to safely explore this astonishing territory for yourself, to awaken untapped possibilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buhlman fan

  • By Laura on 06-21-11

Informative & covers a lot of territories

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-12

Would you listen to How to Have an Out of Body Experience again? Why?

Yes I'd listen again to help recall some of the important points about various relaxation techniques to induce obes, as well as how to control my spiritual self once I come out.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved that he covered so much unknown territory. The most fascinating parts were the limitless freedom & knowledge we can access out of our physical bodies, as well as the spiritual control we have, & that nothing can harm us there.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite part was probably where he talks about our ability to explore our complete present life's history from any perspective, as well as our past lives!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My most extreme reaction to this book was that it explained so many useful, creative &, unexpected ways to use this ability. It actually made me much more determined to pursue access this spiritual world, which I haven't been able to do on a conscious level yet. (this book made my current INability much more frustrating lol)

Any additional comments?

This book contains many valuable tips I never would have thought of. So it's worth listening to again!:)) BUT his hypnosis chapters did NOTHING to help me. It's probably my own fault for having such a scattered mind & poor relaxation habits.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • The Day Satan Called

  • A True Encounter with Demon Possession and Exorcism
  • By: Bill Scott
  • Narrated by: Bill Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

The Day Satan Called is Bill Scott's account of an excruciating 18-month period in his life. Out of Christian love he and his wife invited a young lady who was demon possessed and the member of an active satanic network into their home. They prayed the sinner's prayer with her and believed that they could help redeem someone who had witnessed and experienced unimaginable rituals and abuses. What happened instead were death threats and the loss of their home as a sanctuary.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not believable, nor consistant

  • By chewbacca on 07-29-12
  • The Day Satan Called
  • A True Encounter with Demon Possession and Exorcism
  • By: Bill Scott
  • Narrated by: Bill Scott

not believable, nor consistant

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-12

What disappointed you about The Day Satan Called?

Firstly, the TITLE is completely misleading. This book was much more about the bible & accepting Jesus Christ, than haunting demons, possessions, & Satan.. Secondly, It just plain was not believable. The first chapter really kept my interest & was very intriguing. Then it just got to be ridiculous...... the writer's actions & reactions just didn't follow human nature. I was looking for a good, scary, TRUE story about demons, hauntings, or possession, where good probably triumphs over evil, perhaps with a mention of Jesus here & there..... not a Bible lesson.

Has The Day Satan Called turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, this book has not turned me off to others in this genre. I would take anoother chance. This topic is very interesting & believable to me.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too many religious references, & very seemed to be very contrived.

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

It was unpredictable at times...... just too fake & religious.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time unless you're looking for a religious type read.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful