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The Parent Agency Audiobook

The Parent Agency

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Publisher's Summary

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child - and for the child in everyone.Barry said, a third time, "I wish I had better parents!" And then suddenly the entire room started to shake. Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it's number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) 'being boring' and 3) 'always being tired'.But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don't have children. That's far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple.

©2014 David Baddiel (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Lakey 08/12/2015
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    "Really, really good - according to my 11 yr old"

    My son is ill and off school, after about 40 mins of "I'm so bored" I put this book on and gave him his headphones. He didn't stir for the whole 3 hours, and really loved it. I really loved the peace and quiet. Win-win.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Graeme W Robson 06/04/2016
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    "The Parent Agency"

    A great audible. I really enjoyed reading it!! I recommend it to everyone who likes funny stories!

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    Miss S Ashton 21/02/2015
    Miss S Ashton 21/02/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "It was an amazing book"

    I loved the Narrator and I especially loved the story. My favourite bit was when Barry was with the rich parents.

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    karen edmonds 19/11/2016
    karen edmonds 19/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "So creative and dramatic"

    It was so exciting references and jokes every where and I liked the story of a coma

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    Megan 16/11/2016
    Megan 16/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Just WOW😀"

    This book was probably the best thing ever! I love the story and could listen to it again and again,I recommend it to young ages(5+)to older ages(14)
    In short you should get it!!!!!!!!

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    Mrs. Ik Chatterton 13/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    This book was very enjoyable and the plan structure was amazing I highly recommend this book! Give it 5 stars!💫🌟

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    "mixed emotions"

    I liked it but for some reason I found the end sad. I think it is funny when they say the names of the children and then they say Dave.

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    anna fawkes 03/08/2016
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    "Mysterous and funny👻"

    So this book is full of mystery and funniness and awesomeness and a great book for any mystery funny loving people 👶🏻👦🏻👧🏻👨🏽👩🏼👱🏿👴🏾👵🏻👲🏼👳🏽👮🏾👷🏻💂🏽🕵🏻🎅🏿👼🏼👸🏽👰🏻
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    Mrs. C. Greig Lincs UK 28/07/2016
    Mrs. C. Greig Lincs UK 28/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great fun"

    Really great story to help children appreciate the parents that they have rather than their imaginary ones.

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    V G UK 11/07/2016
    V G UK 11/07/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "- Had my children age enthralled for all 4 x hours"
    If you could sum up The Parent Agency in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, interested, fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Barry, good natured normal child.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    - Listened to this book on a long car journey from London to Italy.
    My 7 and 9 year old were engrossed for the full 4 hours in one sitting and it amused my husband and I too.
    David Baddiel made a great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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