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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, noHave 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....

Title : The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent
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ISBN : 30282611
Format Type : Audible Audio
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent Reviews

  • Michael Hicks
    2019-03-22 22:00

    My original The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agentaudiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.While listening to The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent, one word kept popping into my head – ridiculous. Although this audiobook is billed as a comedy, ‘ridiculous’ is not necessarily a compliment. Comedy, you see, is largely subjective. I’ll take George Carlin over Adam Sandler any day of the week, and, unfortunately, this Audible Original was a lot like mainlining a Sandler production – it’s ridiculous, but not in a good way.Tom Stranger is an insurance agent for the multiverse. He’s been mistakenly paired with a yuckster of an intern who reminded me of Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, and who has a pathetic GPA in his Gender Studies degree track (this, by the way, is an example of one of the running gags that The Adventures of Tom Stranger has to offer). Stranger voyages across multiple Earth’s in search of his proper intern, squaring off against his rival, the insurance agent Jeff Conundrum. Along the way, there’s a few dashes of Chuck Norris hero-worship, purple people eaters who harvest men’s scrotums, and a meta guest-appearance by the author Larry Correia, who finds himself in need of rescuing by the ubiquitous, bow-tie loving insurance agent.Correia sets the tone immediately in the opening chapter, which involves Adam Baldwin, President of the United States and celebrated star of the long-running Firefly, grappling with a global crises as the scrotum-collecting purple people eater’s devour Europe. A deranged, loud-mouthed Secretary of Defense loses it over a computer glitch, shoots the computer, and then acts like a massive buffoon while drawing stick figures of the alien creatures gathering their victims genitals. Along the way, we get some dated humor about Windows Operating Systems and John Tesh. The rest of the book follows a similar path for the next two hours, with much of the humor focused on hitting cheap, easy marks like Today’s Youth, Telemarketers, Obama, and Occupy Protestors. Although the setting and premise are most certainly unique, none of the jokes are particularly original or funny.Narrating Tom Stranger is not-President Adam Baldwin, from the short-lived TV series Firefly. Although the story itself didn’t do much for me, Baldwin’s narration is pretty good and he’s clearly having a fun time hamming it up with the material. He delivers a pretty broad range of character voices here, from the overly-aggressive Secretary of Defense to the level-headed Stranger, with dashes of milquetoast in between. He also does a damn effective manatee. On the production quality end of things, the sound is crisp and clean, and on par with the handful of other Audible Originals; in this regard, it’s as excellent as I expected.Audible is currently offering The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent for free until June 21, 2016. Not a bad deal to hear Adam Baldwin imitate a manatee.Final verdict: 1.5 stars.[Audiobook provided for review by the audiobookreviewer.com]

  • Char
    2019-03-21 04:17

    Given that this audiobook was free to pre-order, and given the fact that it was narrated by Adam Baldwin, what did I have to lose by giving it a try? Nothing!Not having ever read anything written by Larry Correia, I had no idea what to expect. I still don't, really. This was a humorous science-fiction parody type story, but the humor sort of ran out after about 10 minutes. It seemed kind of juvenile and silly for the most part. I will admit to laughing out loud a few times and I did listen to the whole thing, so it wasn't that bad.I think the narration by Adam Baldwin is what kept me listening. Over the top and silly? Yes! But somehow oddly compelling as well. Thanks to the author and to Audible for the free audio.

  • _
    2019-03-09 02:28

    I laughed. I snorted. I giggled. I may have even chortled once. This is the funniest thing I have heard in a long long time. Look, it has Adam Baldwin making noises like a Manatee for God's sake! Best two hours of entertainment I've had in a long while. It's also free, so go get it! (edit: was at the time of this review... not now).As for content, well it is as anti-PC as you can get. It is balls-to-the-wall action from start to finish. It's Larry Correia. It even HAS Larry Correia IN IT! Just... just go get it! Stop reading this and go get the dang thing!

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2019-03-06 03:26

    This was funny but a little too silly for me overall. I liked the general concept of the piece. The narration was very well done. I just found everything to be way over the top by the end of the story.

  • Angela
    2019-03-13 04:17

    I ordered this through Audible for the mere fact that Adam Baldwin was narrating it. His performance is so over-the-top but that is the whole point of the story - it's supposed to be read like that and Baldwin does an excellent job. I really enjoyed the story, I found it very funny and loved the references to cult programmes such as Doctor Horrible and Firefly. I can confirm that describing a call centre as 'hell' is indeed an accurate description. The writing style reminded me of Jaspar Fforde and I will be keeping an eye out for more by Correia. I also hope Baldwin narrates more books.

  • T.J. Jansen
    2019-03-17 06:16

    Quite literally the most fun I've had in such a short story in years. If you are a fan of Larry Correia, then this is just about the best thing ever. If you aren't a fan of Larry Correia, God have mercy on your soul.Seriously, the "insider" humor is thick, so many of the jokes will fly past people who don't run with Monster Hunter Nation, but still its clever and fast paced and just a whole lot of fun. Adam Baldwin killed it. Thanks Larry!

  • Tyler
    2019-02-25 03:13

    This is what would happen if The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy were re-interpreted by your doomsday-prepper uncle who gets all his news from Alex Jones and chain e-mails. But the political aspect is only slightly annoying and would’ve been tolerable if it weren’t for the stunningly bad humor. Every single joke in this story is a hack, outdated cliché pandering to internet geek culture and conservative libertarians, and people from both of those groups should be insulted by it. Here’s a sampling of Correia’s idea of fresh, topical comedy:-Drooling over Chuck Norris(!!!), Bear Grylls, and Firefly-Windows Vista, Gangnam Style, Nazi dinosaurs-Comic convention nerd dressed as a wizard yelling “You shall not pass!” to a Balrog-“Blank-est. Blank. Ever.” jokes-Constant use of words like “badass,” “epic,” and “awesomeness”-Obama has a Karl Marx bobblehead on his desk-Mocking participation trophies, self-esteem, gender studies, Occupy Wall Street, universal healthcare, and the fact that modern first-world children are spoiled because they don’t have to fight daily for survivalBasically, Correia seems to think it’s hilarious just to state old pop-culture references and his political beliefs, clumsily shouting “Hey! Here’s the name of a thing you probably recognize!” instead of making an actual joke. It’s the Seltzer-Friedberg approach to comedy, but even sadder because every reference was run into the ground years ago. Especially Chuck Norris (I yelled “f**k” and had to turn it off for a while at that part). And even if you agree with his ideology, his political humor is so cheap, lazy and hamfisted that I couldn’t imagine finding it funny. It’s no more clever or original than what you’d hear from an old drunk ranting about millenials and immigrants during last call at a dive bar. So only buy this if you want Adam Baldwin to collect some royalties, because he and the audio production team are the only ones who put any effort into this thing. Aside from that, it is extremely, shockingly bad.

  • Larry
    2019-03-07 03:21

    First, a disclaimer: I am a HUGE Larry Correia fan. Read/listened to everything he has written, follow on twitter, anxiously await with bated breath for each new book. In short, total fan-boy. So I was a little disappointed when I saw he had wasted valuable Monster Hunter writing time on a 2 hour sci-fi novella. But I pre-ordered it anyways because, hey, it’s free! But, in all honesty, I was pre-disposed to not liking it from the git-go…I read a review of this audiobook novella, “Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent”, last night and it was not favorable. Blasphemy! But, since I hadn’t listened to it yet, I couldn’t rebuke it (assuming it deserved rebuking), so I plugged in my earbuds and began killing weeds. I normally don’t do novellas because I have found they just don’t allow for enough character or plot building for me to care. That DEFINITELY is not the case here. It grabbed me immediately and I wouldn’t have been able to hit pause even if I had wanted to. In a surprisingly short time (immediately), this novella built characters we can love or hate and a storyline that we can understand and relate to. But make no mistake: this novella is a very fun, irrelevant spoof of society, politics, Chuck Norris, tele-marketers, Obama-care, comic conventions, colleges, liberals, scrotum hunting, Firefly, North Korea, Adam Baldwin, and the author himself, Larry Correia.If you are not familiar with Mr Correia, he is an unashamed, unapologetic, gun-toting libertarian and damn proud of it. A lot of his books reflect his views and he drives his detractors (liberals) into a frothing frenzy when he points out that he is successful despite them controlling the publishing industry. I had to give the short synopsis above so that you understand that Mr Correia has a lot of prospective targets that need (NEED) made fun of. It was very funny that the narrator, Adam Baldwin, also got in some significant jabs in on Fox executives.About the narration: I was pleasantly surprised (actually, amazed!) at the performance of Adam Baldwin. He COMPLETELY went hog-wild with his narration. He demonstrated an impressive range of voices and was over-the-top (in a good way) with injecting emotion and feeling in each voice. Not one character’s voice was “just read”; each and every one was portrayed with feeling, even abandon. Listen to the first minute and you will immediately know what I am talking about. This novella is a spoof and Mr Baldwin’s performance was perfect for it. It was surprising to me that he was able to be so flippant and his performance was as much a reason for this novella’s success as the writing was.Bottom line: As long as you have a sense of humor and are not a POS liberal, you will enjoy this 2 hour foray into the exciting world of inter-dimensional insurance coverage. I loved the hell out of it. I rate this a 10 on the customer satisfaction scale.

  • J. Duck
    2019-03-23 05:02

    Fantastical story filled with outrageous characters, sci-fi references and political commentary, not to mention a flawless narration by the Man They Call Jayne: Mr. Adam Baldwin.Can't wait to listen to it again!

  • Sheila
    2019-03-22 06:16

    Only made it 15 minutes or so. Bad overly emoted narration. I think it's supposed to be over-the-top funny, maybe 13 year old boys would think it is, but that's probably disrespecting the taste of 13 year old boys.

  • Elizabeth Otis-Lorusso
    2019-03-05 23:11

    My introduction to Larry Correia, and I am hooked!!

  • KatHooper
    2019-03-15 23:05

    Will review at www.fantasyliterature.com

  • Reanne
    2019-03-17 22:19

    Review crossposted from my book review blog.NAZI DINOSAURS! PRESIDENT ADAM BALDWIN! EVIL GARFIELD-WORSHIPING TENTACLE MONSTERS! FAULTY POWERPOINT! CHUCK NORRIS’S MANLY BEARD! SHEER BADASSITUDE! UNINSURED BALROG! CLERICAL MIX-UPS! A SACK OF RABID RACCOONS!The most epically hilarious story ever told.I don’t think words can adequately describe how amazing this story is. Its only flaw is that it’s only two hours long instead of a full-length novel. Flawlessly written and flawlessly narrated. The fact that alternate universe versions of the author and the narrator are actually characters in the story adds a whole extra layer of hilarious.I should warn, though: this story isn’t for everybody. If you’re someone who thinks a Gender Studies degree is a totally legit educational choice, you probably won’t like this story.If you ever wanted to hear an argument between President Barack Obama and President Adam Baldwin, as read by Adam Baldwin, well . . . this story has it.If you’re a fan of Larry Correia, obviously get this story. If you’re politically conservative, get this story. If you like crazy humor that is seriously out there, get this story. It’s free on Audible for now, but it’s worth paying for even if you miss that window. There’s probably a sample you can listen to, and that will give you a very good idea of what the story’s like, in case you’re not sure if you’ll like it or not.QuotesI don’t want to quote very many lines so as not to spoil them (and if I quoted all the funny ones, I’d just be quoting the entire story), but here are a couple that give an idea what you can expect from this story.When monsters are attacking a fan convention:“We may slay these beasts if we can but liberate our stores in the marketplace and thus arm the entire vanguard with halberds and falchions.”“What are sandwiches and birds supposed to do?”The SCA guy switched back to normal English. His nametag read “Sir Galen”. “I said there are a bunch of axes and swords over in the sales room. If we grab those, we can kill the snot outta those douchenozzles.”Now that, Larry could understand. “Okay. You guys go do that while the rest of us do something useful. I meant who’s got real weapons?”It turned out most of his fans had concealed weapons permits, as did everyone in a Jayne Cobb hat.On Cookie Monster:“Our client?”“Yes. Do not let the adorable children’s programming of your universe fool you. He is the most feared and deadly mercenary in the multiverse. Big Blue, as he is called in the mercenary community, is paid in cookies, and wherever he treads, there is blood and bodies. When he is spun up, he leaves a path of devastation and crumbs across worlds. To look into his googly eyes is to know madness.”

  • Aaron Nagy
    2019-03-18 03:27

    Really fun shlocky comedy, recommended for sad puppies I guess? It's a freebee audiobook that has very obvious conservative/libertarian bent to it that pokes fun at a lot of current events and some industry jokes. Personally I loved it and it was a blast but I imagine everyone who this audiobook is targeting generally already knows about it.

  • Carol
    2019-02-28 04:05

    Crazy and funny. Very imaginative and at times hysterical. Adam Baldwin's narration pushed this book over the top. Great fun. And you can get it for free on Audible. Worth the listen.

  • John
    2019-03-02 02:09

    Wow. Wow.I got the audible, and it was only about 2 hours, but wow. It's hilarious. I love it. And it understands one of the critical rules of such broad farce. If you are going for over the top, ridiculous, you have to have the characters within the story have to play it completely straight. If they start winking at the camera, so to speak, it ruins it. For a great example, look at the movies Men In Black vs. Men In Black II. The first movie was incredible, partly because Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones took the story seriously, despite the insanity happening around them. The second didn't work, because they were trying to make jokes too much. Ok, so I'm wandering a bit afield, but it's a pet peeve of mine. I really enjoy broad humor, when it is done well.In any case, if you are looking for insightful commentary or a deeper lesson on the meaningless of existence, I doubt you even finished reading this review, much less that you would enjoy the book. If you just want to laugh at one outrageous, ludicrous situation after another, this book is for you.

  • Nathaniel
    2019-03-03 00:03

    If you would like to listen to a slapstick sci-fi adventure narrated by Adam Baldwin[1] featuring a super-macho interdimensional insurance agent who teams up with Chuck Norris to beat evil aliens to death while his gender-studies major intern cowers under a table before, then this is a fun (free) book for you. If, on the other hand, the idea of Adam Baldwin[2] being president of the United States under the libertarian space cowboy ticket and jokes at President Obama are not your idea of a good time, then this story isn't for you.I feel like everyone has the information they need to make an informed decision now. You're welcome.As for me? I thought it was OK, and you can't complain about free. (Or, at least, you shouldn't. It makes you look silly.)[1] As far as I know, this book is only available in audio format. [2] Yes, Adam Baldwin is narrating a book in which Adam Baldwin is also a character.

  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    2019-03-11 05:02

    I read this via the author's blog, and it was hilarious. Weird, quirky, and exactly the type of odd thing I enjoy. I greatly enjoy Larry Correia's sense of humor. But I wish there was more! It didn't see like enough - it just ended during the KhanQuanCon, sigh. I might have to track down the audio.

  • Jeff Miller
    2019-03-01 00:04

    This is free on Audible for now. This was absolutely hilarious from start to finish and Adam Baldwin's narration was perfect. I was smiling and grinning throughout. Certainly not for everyone, but lots of conservative red meat and some inside stuff for anybody familiar with Correia's blog.

  • Josh
    2019-03-08 22:27

    You ever lose your TV remote? Sucks, doesn't it? Imagine that TV also happened to stop on Fox News channel too. You would get pretty angry as well, huh?Clearly that is exactly the series of events that lead to this epic failure.I don't disagree with some of the politics that Mr. Correia espoused [shoved] in this story, and I can see that he's blowing off steam at his perception of the state of American politics. Some of it could be funny. The part that made this story so incredibly tacky is a simplification and condescension of some current and complex political & social sticking points.The Occupy Wall Street movement portions of this book show a Fox News level of understanding of the events that happened. The irony of their occupation and non-statement flew right over Mr. Correia's head, so he grasped onto anything that would make it make sense to him... hence the TV channel stuck on Fox News... and hence making him becoming angry since that's Fox's preferred mode of communication.Further, Mr. Correia's personification of the American health care system as some insurance salesmen-cum-superheroes is so har-har jokey that it drips with tackiness. He, in the 2 hours it took to listen, consistently, and with maximum condescension, diminishes the struggle that an American has with our healthcare systems. Personally, I was a victim in a car accident, and lost a lot during the recession (my job, my healthcare, my house, nearly $1 million in car accident hospital bills). Mr. Correia displayed epic levels of righteousness, almost like he's flaunting his personal lack of adversity in the face of his fans and listeners. As if he deserves better treatment than I do, since he hasn't suffered personal trauma on the level that takes years of physical and financial recovery.I wish I never heard of this book. I was really enjoying some of Mr Correia's books, and I hope I can again. Now, I can't think of his work separate from his asinine level of entitlement.1 extra star for the amazingly good narration.

  • Vanessa
    2019-03-04 00:21

    I pride myself on my never offended sense of humor. Turns out that I am not finding politics terribly funny just at the moment. I wonder why.Regardless, there were some moments where I chuckled out loud. The narration was top notch, and overall the premise was entertaining. I had to knock off some stars for the "trying too hard not to be PC" oozing between every line. It's easy to make fun of the patriarchy and gender studies when you're a middle-aged white dude. But I digress.I actually own quite a few of this guy's full length novels. I hope the whole lexicon isn't full of thinly veiled political diatribe. Fantasy is supposed to be escapism FFS.

  • Misstea
    2019-03-20 05:27

    I am always a little bit sad when I learn that a person has values and ethics that clash with mine. It really colours my opinion of that person's character, and when that person is an artist, I can see those values and ethics in their work, and that, predictably, prevents me from enjoying the work, whether it be a movie, a painting, or a book.I think have to stop reading Correia's books, even though I absolutely loved The Grimnoir Chronicles and two of the Monster Hunter International books. He has legions of fans, though, and won't miss me at all.

  • Adam Rodgers
    2019-03-12 00:09

    I could tell the author really enjoyed writing this and it was fun to listen to. It was funny and spontaneous. The anti-liberal & anti-Obama jabs throughout the story kind of ruin it though. Would have been much better without them.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-13 05:19

    This may be the funniest book ever. I started laughing in the first 3 seconds and didn't stop. It's a goofy fantasy sci-fi. It is narrated by Adam Baldwin who delightfully brings every character to life - even the manatees! So, flippin' funny.

  • Msjodi777
    2019-03-09 04:11

    Ok, some people have said this is a really stupid book. Yep, it is, but it is so much fun, that it's worth it. The references come so quickly that you have to be quick to get them. And Adam Baldwin is having so much fun reading it, that it's worth it just to listen to him. <><

  • Yoann
    2019-03-09 02:03

    I suppose if you're a gun toting libertarian who hates Obama, commies and Gender studies idiots who occupy wallstreet, this book might be hilarious. But if you aren't one... well you'll still have a few snorts of laughter, but... yeah. Meh.

  • Keith
    2019-02-25 02:17

    It would appear that the author wrote this book just so he could poke fun of and insult the insurance industry and the Obama administration. Larry Correia is an entertaining author but this one was lost on me.

  • Louise / BetweenTheCovers MonsterMaX3 / Lou is Cullenized
    2019-02-28 23:26

    More like 4.5 stars. I was chuckling out loud several times during this short, fantastic, interdimensional story. PSA: This one is only for those who enjoy tongue in cheek humor and massive quantities of snark. Which made it perfect for me. :)

  • Krissy
    2019-03-11 03:05

    Amusing enough but I'm glad it was free.

  • Lorelei
    2019-03-09 02:17

    Lots of laughing-out-loud fun, at least the first time.