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Summary

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future?

Don't let this happen to you!

Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

But now Tom faces his greatest challenge yet. Despite being assigned the wrong - and woefully inadequate - intern, Tom must still provide quality customer service to multiple alternate Earths, all while battling tentacle monsters, legions of the damned, an evil call center in Nebraska, and his archnemesis, Jeff Conundrum. Armed with his Combat Wombat and a sense of fair play, can Tom survive? And will Jimmy the Intern ever discover his inner insurance agent?

It's time to kick ass and adjust claims.

Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) performs Larry Correia's madcap interdimensional tale of underwriting and space travel, where the only thing scarier than tentacle monsters is a high deductible.

©2016 Larry Correia (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Charles
  • Wrestlingworth, United Kingdom
  • 03-04-17

Adam Baldwin is a narrating God!

I'm still chuckling over his manatee impressions.... So great I had to listen again :)

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  • louise
  • ELY, United Kingdom
  • 20-07-16

Brilliant and Witty with brain on or off :)

So having listened to some pretty heavy sci-fi recently i really needed someone lighter to listen to and this appeared so i though i would give it a try. I was hooked from the start. Its very very very funny on a lot of levels and you really dont need to plug your brain in to listen. Not that its not clever.

I would recommend this for anyone who likes things likes things like Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy or Any of the Jim Butcher books.

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Superb Laugh Out Loud High-Speed, Utter Absurdity!

This one does exactly what it says on the tin, if you like the sound of the publisher’s blurb you are going to love it. Inter-space hi jinks and an insurance agent super hero. The humour is constant. The opening scenes had me laughing from the get go and the laughter continued with impressively high frequency for the whole two hours.

If you get this kind of humour then it’s great fun and Master Correia drags in many well-known personalities and even finds time to poke fun at himself in a variety of ways. One person that definitely gets the humour is Adam Baldwin who gives it the full Scooby Doo and no mistake!

Nothing is sacred, most of Europe and Asia is gone within the first ten minutes and everyone from John Wayne to a Balrog gets dragged in during this all-too-brief adventure. The Balrog’s “predicament” I found seriously funny along with the help system on the Combat Wombat!

On top of all that it’s free, at least for now! What can possibly go wrong? If you want a laugh just get it. The only people I wouldn’t recommend this to are call centre managers . . .

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  • JON
  • UK
  • 08-08-16

Hilarious

Almost goon show levels of surreal humour. Highly enjoyable reading by President Baldwin. Do not miss this gem.

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Terrific vocals but not sure on the story

Picked this up as a fast and cheap Audible original but although the humour was delivered quickly, it never really made me laugh; it seems it isn't really my thing. It's very silly and the narration from Adam Baldwin is brilliant (earning it an extra star) but ultimately this goes down as a bit of a disappointment.

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Great fun

Stumbled across this little gem and delighted I did. Not very PC so that meant a full 5 star review.

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Adam Baldwin for President!

Larry Correia has outdone himself with this hysterically funny short story but Adam Baldwin steals the show, with his narration!

The combination of Larry Correia's writing and Adam Baldwin's narration scores a solid million on the B.G.S.S. (Bear Grylls Survivability Scale). Buy this book to find out more...

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Who knew insurance could be so exciting

OMG hilarious sci-fi story ... I've got to get me a wombat-combat it kicks ass ... also an awesome customer satisfaction focused story we don't hear enough about them ...

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Can't stop saying "combatwombat"

Just ridiculous. Wonderfully entertainingly ridiculous. Packed full of references so you feel all special when you get them and told with the enthusiasm of a 9 year old The performance is cracking. Quality customer service.

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Brilliant

A funny story with plenty of injokes and a great performance from Adam Baldwin. My only problem was that I wish it had been longer.

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  • Aimee M
  • 24-05-16

Someone owes me a new keyboard

This is the funniest thing I've heard in years, and Adam Baldwin's performance only makes it better. His mastery of the Manatee language is unparalleled. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to listen to it again.

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  • Oenophile
  • 25-05-16

Most Unlikely Hero Ever!

I just finished listening to this and am not quite sure what hit me.

Larry Correia has invented the most unlikely hero ever: an insurance agent dedicated to satisfying his customers' insurance needs because poor customer service is the ultimate sin. If you can suspend your disbelief and wrap your mind around THAT wild idea, you are in for an equally wild ride.

Garfield the Cat is a Dark God, Bear Grylls is a metric, Chuck Norris is a KickA** Arbiter and Terminators are people too. Many of our favorite sci-fi heroes and shows make cameo appearances, including the author himself.

Of course the hero has his burden to bear: the intern with the gender-studies degree. But Tom Stranger carries on with panache.

Adam Baldwin was terrific. You need to listen to this. Now.

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  • Luis G. Martinez
  • 24-05-16

Baldwin was awesome on the voiceover

The writing is funny enough but Baldwin puts it over the top. Lots of fun.

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  • Joshua Klein
  • 24-05-16

Do not drink coffee while listening to this

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

Yes, it is the second funniest thing ever after that killer joke from Monty Python! It is totally ridiculous and hilarious. As a devotee of comedy of the absurd I immensely enjoyed both the story and Mr. Baldwin's reading.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent?

R. Lee Ermy as the secretary of defense! 'Nuff said!

Have you listened to any of Adam Baldwin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but he does a fantastic job.

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

Too many to list in the space provided

Any additional comments?

Buy it now and laugh until you cry!

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  • Cheri
  • 24-05-16

Two Hours of Gut Busting Laughs!


I LOVED this story; it was freaking HILARIOUS!

Not only was this story creative, fun to listen too, and full of interesting characters, I could actually relate it! I work for one of the largest insurance companies where the claims department is one on end of the building, and the call center is on the opposite side and I'm in the middle. While I do love my job, the next time I'm having a bad day, I putting on my headphones, turning The Adventures of Tom Stranger, and just going laugh it off!

Adam Baldwin's narration was over the top AWESOME! He really animated this story and I loved his performance!

Thank you for Larry for such a great story!

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 31-05-16

YOUR IN STRANGE HANDS, WITH STRANGER AND STRANGER

WHAT'S A CANADIAN?
When you can travel between dimensions and encounter different you's, different but similar worlds, the laughs and possibilities are infinite. Think of a world in which there is no Canada or in which Cookie Monster is a bad guy. HE DREW HIS DRY ERASE MARKER FROM HIS DRY ERASE HOLDER. It may sound scary, but you will be okay if your country has insurance with STRANGER AND STRANGER, whose multiple TOM STRANGER agents are the best in the multiverse, and it is all held together by CHUCK NORRIS.

NACHOS
This is laugh out loud, roll on the ground funny. I have not laughed this hard since my last Scalzi novel. I understand it is only free till June 21st, so get it now, and by all means if you travel in free fall, watch out for the INCOMING SECOND HAND NACHOS.

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  • BA Bowen
  • 24-05-16

Strange in all the right ways.

Would you listen to Free: The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent again? Why?

This story deserves more than one listening. This is one of those fun romps that you absolutely should share with friends over the course of an evening.
Adam Baldwin does an amazing job portraying the wacky and weird setting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

President Adam Baldwin from the alternate Earth was hilariously funny - and, in true Firefly spirit, Larry Correia poked fun at the "people" at Fox who decided to cancel the series. Even Jayne's hat makes an appearance.

What about Adam Baldwin’s performance did you like?

The voices and mannerisms made it clear who he was imitating for the real world people, and gave all the other characters a distinct personality that exemplified who they are - sniveling and whiny for Jeff Conundrum, to the stoic and never hasty Tom Stranger, to his rather funny channeling of Shaggy from Scooby Doo for Tom's over his head and inept accidental intern.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I absolutely listened through this book in one sitting. It started off captivating, and did not disappoint.

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  • Dennis Bingham
  • 25-05-16

just sooo good

excellent self-aware writing, packed with great references, read in an expert one man ensemble of voice acting.
I just want to see more of this world so bad. Larry's ability to transform ordinary work positions into badass warriors has been in the background of several series he's written, and it just gets better here.

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  • BradyBil85
  • 19-01-18

Horribly Hilarious!

Great story, loved the character choices! Correia-Tech rules! But did you have to nuke Nebraska?

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  • Jerome
  • 05-01-18

10/10 customer service.

zero plot and all action. selling insurance never seemed so good. Trust Stranger and Stranger to keep you covered.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful