• A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven

  • By: Corey Taylor
  • Narrated by: Corey Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-05-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Corey Taylor has seen a lot of unbelievable things. The Grammy Award-winning singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's curiosity has drawn him into situations that would’ve sent most people screaming scared and running for the hills.
Corey’s ballsy enough to go into the darkness and deal with the consequences, though. As a result, he’s seen ghosts up close and personal, whether it be while combing through an abandoned house in his native Iowa as a child or recording an album in the fabled Houdini Hollywood Hills mansion. He’s also got the memories (and scars) to prove it. For some reason, he can’t seem to shake these spectral stories, and that brings us to this little tome right here....
At the same time, being an erudite, tattooed, modern Renaissance Man, he never bought into the whole God thing. Simply put, he’s seen ghosts, but he hasn’t seen Jesus. Corey especially can’t find a reason why people do the insane things they do in HIS name. That’s where everything really gets interesting.
His second book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, compiles Corey’s most intimate, incredible, and insane moments with the supernatural. His memories are as vivid as they are vicious. As he recounts these stories, he questions the validity of religious belief systems and 2,000-year-old dogma.
As always his rapid-fire writing, razor-sharp sense of humour, unbridled honesty, and cosy anecdotes make quite the case for his point. You might end up believing him or not. That’s up to you, of course. Either way, you’re in for a hell of ride.
The outrageous sequel to Corey Taylor's Seven Deadly Sins is now available as an audiobook.
©2013 Corey Taylor (P)2014 Tantor 2013, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks 2014
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Howitt on 06-07-17

Well worth it!

I own all his books in physical forms but hearing them read from the man himself is definitely worth it!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Janine Olivier Greener on 04-20-18

Corey Taylor for president already!!!

We need more people that think like him in the world. His level of open mindedness is quite rare.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lori on 06-05-15

Scary Spooky

Well I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what this book was going to be about before I started listening. I got it purely because I enjoyed listening to the 7 Deadly Sins. Must admit I was a bit nervous that this was going to be another angry rant - don't get me wrong, I enjoyed 7DS in the end, but I was worried this book would be a continuation of his ranting. It was not. Not really.

Corey speaks about paranormal experiences that has happened to himself and his friends, and you hear some really cool stories of pieces of his life. I listened to this on night shift at work (I'm a truck driver) and I got scared! I was spooking myself with ghostly reflections in my windows, it was great. I gave the story, performance, everything 5 stars because of the range of emotions I experienced from listening to this book. Also, as usual, The Great Big Mouth is excellent at narrating his own story.

He does share his strong opinions about religion and stupid people, but this felt more like an intelligent, informed discussion with a like-minded person rather than the preaching and ranting I felt we got in the last book. I am an atheist, and I have had paranormal experiences so I totally related to this book. I got scared and teary eyed over the buried memories that resurfaced. As a side note, I'm glad we have a celebrity atheist out there prepared to share their non religious views. Great book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 12-06-16

Not a bad listen.

content was a bit more kooky than his other novels. was expecting more on the heaven and earth topic

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