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The Person Controller

Narrated by: David Baddiel
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (239 ratings)
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Summary

From the author of The Parent Agency comes a thrilling, funny and touching new adventure.

Fred and Ellie are twins. But not identical (because that's impossible for a boy and a girl). They do like all the same things, though. Especially video games. Which they are very good at. They aren't that good, however, at much else - like, for example, football, or dealing with the school bullies. Then they meet the Mystery Man, who sends them a video game controller which doesn't look like any other controller they've ever seen. And it doesn't control any of their usual games.

When the twins find out what it does control, though, it seems like the answer to all their problems. And the key to all their wildest dreams. At least it seems like that....

©2015 David Baddiel (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Reviews for The Parent Agency: "Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging." ( Guardian)
"I love this book because it really made me laugh! The best book I've read since I was born!" (Tom, 11, LoveReading4Kids)
"Exciting and funny - I didn't want to put it down!" (Daisy, 10, LoveReading4Kids)

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It's worth buying

If you are a gamer or interested i n soccer/football you will enjoy this book definitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great for boys 8-11

Would you consider the audio edition of The Person Controller to be better than the print version?

Boys of a certain age can be reluctant readers of fiction and this audio version, delivered in David Baddiel's best blokey banter, is just the right thing to remind them that there are novels out there that can entertain and 'speak' to them.

What other book might you compare The Person Controller to, and why?

This was no disappointment to us following on from Baddiel's The Parent Agency, which was also a great hit with our family. If your family enjoy David Walliams or The Wimpy Kid series, this one is also for you.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The references to current football discourse were a real hit with my Arsenal fan of a son.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Person controller

Epic book, lots of lessons to be learnt here. Great lessons like believe in yourself and you'll go so far!

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It was AMAZING 😉!!

I thought this book was so good 😊. It's really funny 😂 too. David baddiel is such a good story writer!! He makes me crack up every time I read this book 📚!!
By Molly Carruthers yr 6 aged 10

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Kept the kids entertained

The kids (aged 8 & 10) enjoyed this thoroughly - that much we've bought most of Baddiel's books as a result for them to read.

I listened in here and there, and was impressed at the level at which he writes for the younger age group - plenty of words for them to ask 'what does that mean' and learn from but not enough to make it inaccessible - and it has good messages that you want children to think about that they don't get from Netflix series etc.

A few bits felt outdated (phrases/terminology/technology), but that only served to remind me of things from my past... and that I'm now a dad and getting older myself.

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  • Sally
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Person controller

We loved this story characters are great and this made us laugh especially Maurice. Idea of a person controller was brilliant.

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Good

I quite liked it when at the end they did something but I am not going to say what because it will spoil things for all of the others but it is an amazing book I recommend this to everyone who likes or dislikes video games because it is hilarious in all ways

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I likes the craziness of this book and the way it is layed out it has a good storyline and is a very fun read.

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Really good

So good I've read it twice already! Really funny as well so so so good.

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Pearson controller

I love it it's amazing fun exciting and I love it so much you will love it😂😂