Seven Deadly Sins

Narrated by: Corey Taylor
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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"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

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A Rollercoaster

What did you love best about Seven Deadly Sins?

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.

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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.

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Intellligent and hilariously writen.

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!

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Interesting but nothing more, nothing less

Corey has a very flowery way of writing and at times it feels like he's finding the next best adjective or metaphor. Nonetheless it's an interest telling of how a man forced by circumstance to act out a larger than life character, got to where he his, and the philosophies he's developed along the way as both a moral compass and a justification of his past.

Read by the author, so definitely worth a listen.

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Good listen

Amazing, interesting, tough life. Very Good listen. And narrated by the person who wrote it gives it an extra dimension

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Absolutely Awesome!!!

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!!

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  • K. Lloyd
  • 04-07-13

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.

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  • Mark
  • 02-24-16

loved it so much

Corey Taylor is my idol, my son is even named after him and this representative life story is what I had imagined and more.... still my hero
very well written and spoken perfectly

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  • chanel
  • 08-24-15

Love him

brilliant listen, he is funny throughout and delivers amazing one liners!!! need to listen to all his books

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  • paul
  • 07-27-15

Great stuff

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

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  • ameandh
  • 07-23-15

Ranty & opinionated - brilliant

Where does Seven Deadly Sins rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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..

What does Corey Taylor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice, Oh my god, his voice.

Any additional comments?

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...

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  • matthew
  • 04-13-13

Cmft

Wow what a great audio book! Corey taylor as the narrator ftw dam he a great guy can't wait till book 2 out

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  • DARRYL
  • 04-08-13

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.

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  • Laura
  • 02-20-12

Brilliant read!

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-24-20

Excellent as always

Not the first I've read and definitely not the last. Hilarious and well written

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  • Sarah Strachan
  • 02-05-20

Thoroughly enjoyed this Audible book

Have wanted to read this for ages, but considering there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, jumped at the opportunity to listen to this on Audible. It was really good & I could listen to Corey Taylor for hours.

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  • Lori
  • 05-31-15

Entertaining

I gave the story 4 stars as I found the story was very preachery and ranty. I actually bought this book about 2-3 years ago and couldn't read past the first couple of chapters because I found this really irritating despite the fact I share his views. If you have ever watched the Henry Rollins show, the little rant he does at the end of each show is pretty much how this book is but with Corey's life woven throughout (so called) 7 deadly sins.

I got the audio version solely because The Big Mouth himself narrated it - and only after I listened to the sample. I'm so glad I did. He tells is story in a very original and clever way. I loved the way he narrated it, everything that irritated me in the print version came across funny and entertaining the way he tells it. Not sure if he did it intentionally or not, but he's dropped a few song lyrics into the text (or could be he always drops phrases like manchurian candidate in his conversations?) anyway it made me lol to myself when I recognised some of the phrases.

In the end, even though I still mildly resent the preachy rants, I found the book inspiring and fckuing hilarious!

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  • Nick C.
  • 04-23-19

Brilliant

Highly recommend listening to it. I’ve walked away being a massive Corey Taylor fan. I wasn’t a fan of slipknot either. And I’ve walked away being a slipknot fan now as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-20

Great story with a fitting voice to tell the tale

After being a Slipknot/Stone Sour fan for many years, finally getting around to listen to this book was really enjoyable. Not only did you get a great autobiography into Corey Taylor, but for him to narrate it made the experience so much better. For his some of his key moments in life to be told in the form of deadly sins was an interesting touch too. overall thoroughly enjoyed to book and the narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-20

Corey Taylor seven deadly sins is a great read

I have read this book a bunch of times and love ever bit off it. and hearing Corey Taylor read his own work makes it so much more fun and entertaining. Will return to this book many more times both audio and normal reading

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-19

can't finish it

Love Corey Taylor but this book is a little too much. bit too whingey for me. not enjoyable at all

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-19

bloody great man

loved it, even when life gives you lemons from the start this fella made lemonade and even carbonated it.

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  • Ammata Khandharixay
  • 08-02-19

awesome

Narrator is bloody awesome. without Corey narrating the book it wouldn't be the same. you can actually feel what he is narrating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-19

Ammazing

If you are a fan of Corey Taylor then this is well worth a listen. Fantastic experience all the way through

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-19

Not what i was looking for.

i was hoping for more of a life story. it does have some stories but it's more about his opinions on life. it's good fun though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-19

Seven Deadly Sins

A very thought provoking book. Corey Taylor has an interesting perspective on religion and the deadly sins in todays society.