We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 >   > 
Opal Plumstead Audiobook

Opal Plumstead

Regular Price:£13.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and 14-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory's beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts' handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen - she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life forever.

The brilliantly gripping new story from the best-selling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

©2014 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety." (The Times)

"She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance." (The Independent on Sunday)

"Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues." (The Bookseller)

"This wonderful new wartime story will be published to coincide with the one hundred year anniversary of the start of the First World War. And like one of Roald Dahl's most timeless and beloved novels, much of the action takes place at a sweet factory!" (Amazon)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.8 (54 )
5 star
 (44)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.8 (45 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (45 )
5 star
 (29)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mr Mouse 09/12/2014
    Mr Mouse 09/12/2014 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Opal Plumstead to be better than the print version?

    This is the first Jacqueline Wilson book I've listened to before reading the book. I enjoyed the plot but found the voice of Opal to be too self pitying some of the time. I don't know if I'd have thought differently if I had read the book first. I enjoyed the audiobook a lot nevertheless and kept finding odd times during the day to continue to listen to what would happen next.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Melinda Dresser 26/06/2017 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Opal Plumstead"

    I personally loved this story the narrator was very good at reading this book she was very good at the different voices and just the overall book was very well written although I would have liked a bit more of a happy ending but still you can see that Jacqueline Wilson put a lot of time and effort in to this book and it really shows I would deffenitly recommend this book to people over the age of 10 as it is quite sad at times but great book and I loved it.

    Maya Dresser
    Age 12

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G Dubai 20/03/2017
    G Dubai 20/03/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful story"

    I have this book on audio and have listened to it about 7 times it never gets old I love it I love all my audio books but this is one of my all time favourites I think that it's amazingly rad and a great and gripping story and very emotive

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian Daly 08/11/2016
    Brian Daly 08/11/2016 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing"

    I think this book is amazing
    I love the ending a wonderful twist
    Opal is an awesome character
    I would definitely recommend this book to kids age 9-14
    Wonderful

    ( age 10)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    wordlover 21/07/2016
    wordlover 21/07/2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Outstanding"

    The best audio book I have ever listened to I will be getting many more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kisag_queen 03/05/2015
    kisag_queen 03/05/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    28
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "My 8 yr old loves it"

    A longer story from JW, and more interesting because of the historical period aspects. Slightly irritating main character sometimes, but well worth putting up with for the lovely plot development.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 28/02/2017 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    "Opal plummsted"

    This book is amazing so many amazing features and description is incredible!well done Jaquelin you've done it again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fran mullins London 30/07/2015
    Fran mullins London 30/07/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Extraordinary"

    This was great! The narrator is perfect for the Victorian girl Opal in this book. Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christine 13/04/2015
    Christine 13/04/2015 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great 👍🏻"

    I think this story was good the narration what's good the plot was good but it was just to predictable 🐱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gareth Jones 20/12/2016
    Gareth Jones 20/12/2016 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Opel plumsted"

    I love this book sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much it is there hi Quality I have listened to it about 25 times or more

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Sara
    03/01/17
    Overall
    "Good for older kids"

    It was really enjoyable but a few parts might have been inappropriate for children under 12 and possibly unnecessary. Overall a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.