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Publisher's Summary

No alien menace is too menacing, no galactic rift too rifty for the multiverse’s most-trusted Interdimensional Insurance Agent in these three brand-new adventures and two classic escapades.

Whether he’s underwriting for an overlord, or wearing a pocket protector in a pocket universe, Tom Stranger has just one policy: providing Quality Customer Service. With his trusty Combat Wombat at his side, and the world’s worst intern in his way, Tom vows to Insure and Protect. And nothing—not an invading skeleton army nor evil dolphin kidnappers nor misplacing his favorite bowtie—will stop him from kicking ass and adjusting claims.

Written by Audible number-one sci-fi and fantasy bestseller Larry Correia, and featuring the narrative stylings of Adam Baldwin, #1 in Customer Service: The Complete Adventures of Tom Stranger includes:

New in ths audio:

"Doughnut Run"
Jimmy the Intern hands out doughnuts to the staff, and stumbles on an insidious conspiracy. Chaos and a perilous lack of glazeds ensues.

"Apocalypse Cow"
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse walk into a Waffle House. Tom and Jimmy walk out. Civilizations across the multiverse threaten to collapse. Perhaps Jimmy should have stayed to finish his breakfast.

"The Custies"
Will Stranger & Stranger be named Number One in Customer Service for the fourth year running? 

Also included in this audio:

"The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent"
Tom must uphold the reputation of Stranger & Stranger Insurance, all while battling tentacle monsters, legions of the damned, an evil call center in Nebraska, and his arch-nemesis, Jeff Conundrum.

"A Murder of Manatees"
The beloved Wendell the Manatee is kidnapped. Armed with his battle mechs and his elite corps of junior associates, can Tom find Wendell before he's canned in oil? And can Jimmy the Intern channel his inner agent? 

©2016, 2018, 2019 Larry Correia (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Publisher's Summary

No alien menace is too menacing, no galactic rift too rifty for the multiverse’s most-trusted Interdimensional Insurance Agent in these three brand-new adventures and two classic escapades.

Whether he’s underwriting for an overlord, or wearing a pocket protector in a pocket universe, Tom Stranger has just one policy: providing Quality Customer Service. With his trusty Combat Wombat at his side, and the world’s worst intern in his way, Tom vows to Insure and Protect. And nothing—not an invading skeleton army nor evil dolphin kidnappers nor misplacing his favorite bowtie—will stop him from kicking ass and adjusting claims.

Written by Audible number-one sci-fi and fantasy bestseller Larry Correia, and featuring the narrative stylings of Adam Baldwin, #1 in Customer Service: The Complete Adventures of Tom Stranger includes:

New in ths audio:

"Doughnut Run"
Jimmy the Intern hands out doughnuts to the staff, and stumbles on an insidious conspiracy. Chaos and a perilous lack of glazeds ensues.

"Apocalypse Cow"
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse walk into a Waffle House. Tom and Jimmy walk out. Civilizations across the multiverse threaten to collapse. Perhaps Jimmy should have stayed to finish his breakfast.

"The Custies"
Will Stranger & Stranger be named Number One in Customer Service for the fourth year running? 

Also included in this audio:

"The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent"
Tom must uphold the reputation of Stranger & Stranger Insurance, all while battling tentacle monsters, legions of the damned, an evil call center in Nebraska, and his arch-nemesis, Jeff Conundrum.

"A Murder of Manatees"
The beloved Wendell the Manatee is kidnapped. Armed with his battle mechs and his elite corps of junior associates, can Tom find Wendell before he's canned in oil? And can Jimmy the Intern channel his inner agent? 

©2016, 2018, 2019 Larry Correia (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
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About the Creator

Larry Correia is the New York Times best-selling author of the Monster Hunter International urban fantasy series, the Grimnoir Chronicles alternate history trilogy, the Dragon Award winning Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy series, the Dead Six thrillers (with Mike Kupari), and novels set in the Warmachine game universe. He has also published a great deal of short fiction, which is now compiled in Target Rich Environment, volumes one and two, and is the co-editor (along with Kacey Ezell) of the Noir Fatale anthology. A former accountant, military contractor, machinegun dealer, and firearms instructor, Larry is now a full time writer. He lives in Yard Moose Mountain, Utah with his very patient wife and children.

About the Performer

Adam Baldwin is an American actor and voice actor. Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois, and studied at New Trier Township High School East in Winnetka. He has three children with his wife, Ami Julius. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980), Colonel John Casey in Chuck, and Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.

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A terrible waste of a wonderful narrator.

Narrator is fantastic.

The book is entertaining, but peddles dangerous climate change denying rhetoric that serves to dilute an important topic. Also makes fun of anything that offends the authors libertarian sensibilities.

As a Norwegian living in a thriving socialist democracy, I just had to stop reading it halfway through because the astounding pettiness of the rhetoric just made me uncomfortable.

If this book hadn't been trying so hard to take part in a political conversation, it probably would've been quite good.

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First half good

The first three short stories from Larry are satirical and full of wit. The performance of Baldwin is superb.

Then we get to a diatribe focusing less on any story lines and solely on Larry’s political leanings, if you’re into politics that’s fine. I do not like politics in my satire about insurance, I’ve always strived to separate my insurance based sarcasm from my politically minded facetiousness. I was unimpressed.

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Just Disappointed...

After I heard the first story, (which gets 4 stars across the board) I was hooked for the rest. However every other book is a dumpster fire of heavy handed political remarks on what should be a funny story. This is a book that won't age well. If you want funny scifi fantasy try Supervillainy Saga Book, or magic 2.0. Whats sad is this series should be good, good main protaginist with lots of snark, dumb side kick and a funny premise, but the execution on the last 3 stories is just atrocious, feels abit like listening to several hours of Rush Limbaugh...I think i may need a shower.

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Outrageous

I laughed out loud and giggled throughout.
Three cheers for Adam Baldwin. I highly recommend.

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Funny at Times and Irritating at Others

Kind of a funny set of stories, but much of the zing is lost on the author's trumpian story line that appears at times. These stories could have been so much better without mixing in divisive politics. I felt slimed by it.

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Funniest Series Ever

I thoroughly enjoyed every second, ever reference, ever pun and diss to all political parties. This series was utterly fantastic and the narration beyond exemplary. Please let there be more like this for it saddens my heart that there may be no more adventures in excellent customer service, when we need it most. Top marks all around.

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The first two books with two new books added in.

The ILOH (Larry Correia) wrote another great addition to the Tom Stranger Universe. It now includes the first two books with two additional books added in. Adam Baldwin does an amazing job as always bringing Tom to life.

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Thank you, Tom Stranger!

(This product contains previously published stories and new adventures -- this review focuses on the new stories)

After two re-writes, I must admit there is no way to write this review without giving spoilers that are either too obtuse or enter spoiler territory.

(get ready to meet Me-Maw, Jim, Boney, and many others...)

Adam Baldwin as performer is, of course, great -- but seemed to be off a half step compared to other entries.

I will say that any negative reviews are likely from Dolphin-bot accounts, so please consider them appropriately...

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if only 10 stars was an option.

If you didn't laugh then we cant be friends.

I'm going to go home and eat a steak now.

HOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!

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excellent in customer service

funny? yes
cultural references that are hilarious and accurate? you bet
makes you look like a crazy person cause you look aught out loud as you listen to it? oh yes.
enjoy

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  • 02-08-21

Did you have to get political, Larry?

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book when I heard it years ago, so when I bought this I was excited. The first couple of stories I enjoyed, but then Larry started letting some of his political, and honestly quite sexist views come through later on. Specifically the way he spoke about AOC i found extremely trashy and downright sad. Larry, I know that you like to just make a joke out of people who don’t agree with your opinions, so this review will make no difference to you. I just think it’s a shame you had to let some of your more bigoted views slip through. I wish I didn’t know that about you and was able to continue to enjoy your work.

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  • Nighteyes
  • 01-01-20

about 50% new content

this would have been a perfect score if I hadn't heard a lot of it before.
so I give it a customer satisfaction score of 9/10

Larry filled this thing with humour and action and Adam gave it life...
of course getting to voice himself makes his job a little easier

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  • Tuomo
  • 07-04-21

Great story with mean-spirited attitude

The stories are quite decent (if a bit on the cheesy side), and the performace is superb. However, it seems the author thinks that cruelty and meanness are not only acceptable traits, they are to be endorsed and used liberally to draw a few cheap laughs out of the nerdy wannabe bully that seems to be the target audience of the book.

The setting itself is so delicious that two stars is the absolute minimum in any case.

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  • Forestwalker
  • 07-02-21

Gave up after 10 minutes

A combination of cheap American, pulp, drops combined with an overly enthusiastic narrator had me reaching for the off and delete buttons within 10 minutes.

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  • AlexJolie
  • 06-21-21

Amazing

Great story with genuinely funny and engaging story. Adam Baldwin as narrator is fantastic, he certainly conveys and maintains separate characters throughout.

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  • humptydumpty
  • 11-13-21

Excellent customer service isn't apolitical

Love the premise, hate the politics.

A superlative insurance agent who's life resolves around excellent customer service, travels the multiverse to prevent calamity.

There is however 'real world' politics smeared all over the thing.

Imagine Artemis Fowl or Harry Potter written by a meme'ing hippie taking constant insane swipes at conservatives. Charge for air! Theocracy for all! Bullets as currency! - yeah it's that bad.

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  • Marko Volk
  • 03-19-21

Great fun

Humorous story and excellent narration.
I was eager to start my daily commute.
Can’t wait for additional adventures off Jimmy and the gang.

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  • AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES
  • 10-31-20

Exactly what you would expect

This is exactly what you would expect to hear. The only pretentious thing about it is when pretentiousness is intended. It’s glide by as an earworm end it is pretty, surprising Lee, Hearon. I have to say I just love it’s

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  • robert keeler
  • 07-15-20

love it!!

great book with so much twisted comedy aimed at today's world!!

and the best line" puppies,kittens,kids and a nun dead everywhere!! "

love this guy's work I've done all his books during covid...

LISTEN AND ENJOY!!

just don't take it too seriously!!

rob

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  • gemma
  • 05-26-20

awsome as always

You have to love Tom and Jimmy. five stars is never enough. 10/10 as any sensible customer would give.