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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Leslay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002284/bk_boli_002284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Martha´s decided friends are stupid. Especially if they´re anything like Colette and Chloe. She never wants another friend. Ever. But it´s the first day of the summer holidays, and there´s not that much to do.... Until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal´s been sent down from her planet on a mission: to work out what on earth people are (and my goodness - people are strange) and to make a friend. Read by Chris Barrie. To his legions of fans across the world, Chris is best known as Rimmer - the Red Dwarf character who made love only once in his life. To others he is Hilary, Angelina Jolie´s butler in Tomb Raider; or Gordon Brittas, the most irritating manager in the history of the British leisure centre industry. After moving to London from his native Northern Ireland, Chris started out in the comedy clubs as an impressionist. Then he was picked up by the producers of Spitting Image, and he went on to provide the voices for a stream of characters from HRH Prince Charles to Paul Daniels. Other acting roles include the part of Alexander Pope in the Channel 4 production of Handel: Honour, Profit and Pleasure, and a lead role in Plague of Goodness, the controversial Radio 4 Monday Play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Barrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000549/bk_orio_000549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception read by the actor Gerry O’Brien. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she’s more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn’t just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn’t even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerry O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000387/bk_pauk_000387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world below ground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle. Artemis is in Berlin preparing to steal a famously well-guarded painting from a German bank. Little does he know that his every move is being watched by his cunning old rival, Opal Koboi. The evil pixie has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis is at the top of her list. In a brilliant move, Opal escapes by cloning herself and masquerading as a human in order to carry out her schemes. Her first act is to lure Captain Holly Short and Commander Root into a deadly trap. Her next step is to destroy Artemis by turning his own genius against him. Once again, it´s up to Artemis Fowl to stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding. Only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathaniel Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000229/bk_lili_000229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s unbearable... The bird´s perch is swinging to and fro and hitting me on the nose. I can see my eye in its little mirror. Unbearably weird... You have the foulest feet ever. There are flies for lunch. A goat swallows your opal. And you have lived before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stig Wemyss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000196/bk_boli_000196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema, how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal´s immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister, and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor, who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn´t that easy to fool. With her two soldier friends Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan. But can they rescue the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077368/bk_acx0_077368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I may be in trouble...but there´s more to my story. When Kai Tamura sneaks into Ms. Opal´s classroom for a look at an upcoming exam, he discovers that he´s not the only one breaking rules. Ms. Opal is changing answers on her students´ standardized tests - and Kai snaps some photos to prove it. Kai doesn´t decide to bust Ms. Opal right away. He was trying to cheat, too, after all. But a classroom conflict forces Kai to put Ms. Opal´s actions out in the open. Soon Kai has a new problem: People don´t believe him. Forget about a lousy exam score - Kai´s suspension from school will really hurt his record unless he can prove his photos are legit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000715/bk_lrnr_000715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The daughter of faith-healing Christians and the son of a TV evangelist are the stars of this lively cautionary tale about religion, family, faith, and love. I start my story with the day I first saw Jesse Pegler. That was when my whole life first started changing. Sixteen-year-old Opal Ringer is the daughter of Royal Ringer, the Pentecostal leader of a motley flock of down-on-their-luck believers. Jesse Pegler is the son of Brother Pegler. An ´´evangelist for Jesus´´, the elder Pegler is a flashy minister who appears regularly on television in his blue robes and gold tassels. Opal and Jesse meet at a faith healing at the Helping Hand Tabernacle church, where Opal´s daddy preaches. Jesse, with his soft eyes and sandy hair, is a younger version of his older brother, Bud, who ran away from the religious life - and whom Opal can´t forget. Alternating between Opal and Jesse´s perspectives, What I Really Think of You, follows two preachers´ kids as they make fascinating discoveries about their faith, their families, and themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zach Villa, Amy Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016758/bk_adbl_016758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Magical Repair Shop is where broken items are fixed - using magic. In this story, Cassie and her Aunt Opal find a scarf. The scarf is long and it bounces. It´s also covered in holes. Who does it belong to? And how did it get damaged? With their magic travelling thimbles on their thumbs, Cassie and Aunt Opal set off to find the owner of the scarf. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heidi Allred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056020/bk_acx0_056020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn´t know what to expect. She is lonely at first, that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for. Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cherry Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000209/bk_lili_000209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.