Extended Audio Sample

Download Shakespeare’s Christmas Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Shakespeare’s Christmas Audiobook, by Charlaine Harris Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlaine Harris Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lily Bard Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781440789564
Regular Price: $24.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Southern Vampire series comes this dazzling mystery featuring karate-loving cleaning lady Lily Bard. When Lily fled a violent past and planted herself in Shakespeare, Arkansas, she had no intention of ever going back. But now that her sister is getting married, Lily heads home—only to find herself pulled into a murder investigation.

Download and start listening now!

BK_RECO_003552

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kaoyler | 2/18/2014

    " This is the third book in the Lily Bard series. Lily returns home for her sister's wedding. It's the first she's been back since she left after her kidnapping and torture, and she isn't sure just how her parents will respond to her. When Jack also shows up Lily is pulled into the mystery of a kidnapped child, and it seems her sister's fiance just might be the culprit. This is an interesting series for me. The books aren't long and they pulled me through the story quickly. Each is a quick, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley Anne | 2/17/2014

    " This series is growing on me more and more. Just reaffirms why Charlaine Harris is one of my favorite authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vi | 2/13/2014

    " Excellent writing. The best mysteries are the ones that involve many different people and that let us learn about the characters along the way... and Charlaine Harris does that beautifully. This book and the 2nd one in the series were much better than the first. I'm really enjoying this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 2/12/2014

    " Good mystery. I liked seeing Lily interact with her family and using her cleaning skills to gather information for her boyfriend Jack. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Shakespeare's Trollop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Gilson | 2/10/2014

    " A quick read. I don't often read murder mysteries, but I'm liking this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 1/28/2014

    " The complexity of Harris' characters are fascinating. Lily Bard, as unlikely a heroine as could be, continues to surprise and confound with her sudden love and forgiveness of those important to you. Great story, truly wondrous writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily T | 1/23/2014

    " Lily Bard is one tough chick. I am not a mystery reader really, but I do love Charlaine Harris' small town female heroines. Nobody does it better. A quick and exciting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/7/2014

    " I flew through the Lily Bard series after my dad recommended it to me. I like how tough she is though I see how that is a turn off to other people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jonna | 1/3/2014

    " This book didn't hold my interest at all.... I'd skip it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Peden | 12/27/2013

    " I loved it. Another reason Harris is my favorite modern fiction writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anneliese | 12/25/2013

    " Lily goes home! I couldn't wait to open the pages of this book and see how things went when we were introduced to some of the characters she left behind. But, as always, murder follows Lily wherever she goes ... at least this time she's got back up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 10/21/2013

    " This book was as good as all of the others in the Lily Bard series. This is an engaging story with wonderfully colorful characters and a terrific heroine. Definitely worth a read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 8/5/2013

    " Good quick mystery read. Really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 5/2/2013

    " I like the character that she's created in Lily Bard and I like the action. I read this book in a day and it was an enjoyable "veg" day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/1/2013

    " Another great installment in the series. Can't wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherdnerd | 9/1/2012

    " This one is my favorite of the Lily Bard series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dani | 6/30/2012

    " i went back to read this one because i accidentally skipped it and read the next one (4th book) first. this one is better than the 4th book, but i am still not sure i'll continue with this series. might ponder for a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia | 2/16/2012

    " A lot less torrid than the last one, which made it a bit easier to enjoy. Well-written mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 12/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this, with its heroine the victim of a previous assault. She has taken up work as a cleaner and learns martial art. This shows her interacting with her family. Her relations with her parent and sister changed after the assault, and are not easy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Ferguson | 10/9/2011

    " Interesting storyline but the writing was sloppy toward the end of the book. I like Lily Bard though so I'm reading to the end of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn Ryan | 8/17/2011

    " I love the characters in this series- especially Lily. I don't know how I had missed this one before though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/23/2011

    " Easy read - liked the heroine. Original. Would read more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 7/13/2011

    " Charlaine Harris is a good writer. This is a little more "hard boiled" than I like my mysteries. I'm going to try her Aurora Teagarden series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 6/24/2011

    " nice addition to the series..not sure if I will continue with this series, the heroine is not my favorite of Ms Harris "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 6/4/2011

    " Good quick mystery read. Really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 5/25/2011

    " Another Lily Bard book! Yay! It doesn't disappoint! Favorite new character in this one: Gerald, Lily's Dad. Kinda reminds me of my Dad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/19/2011

    " Lily Bard is a heroine worth following. Charlaine Harris has a knack for depicting interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/3/2011

    " Lily Bard is one tough chick. I am not a mystery reader really, but I do love Charlaine Harris' small town female heroines. Nobody does it better. A quick and exciting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lulu | 4/8/2011

    " This is another great adventure for Lily Bard, she's still evolving. I'm sad I only have two more books until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 4/3/2011

    " This book was as good as all of the others in the Lily Bard series. This is an engaging story with wonderfully colorful characters and a terrific heroine. Definitely worth a read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 3/26/2011

    " I really liked this one as well. Once again, I did not know who the murderer was. As a side note, I did not realize that Jack and Lily make an appearance in the Sookie Stackhouse series (they are married)! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 3/23/2011

    " I really like this series. I hate writing reviews, though. I'm sorry she has only written 6 or 7 novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 3/19/2011

    " Another Lily Bard mystery, good story and a collection of characters both loveable and unlikeable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 3/12/2011

    " Another enjoyable installment in the series. Can't wait for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nana | 3/8/2011

    " Lily had to go home for her younger sisters wedding. Jack had a job there too. Looking for a stolen child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/2/2011

    " I really loved this one because you get to meet Lily's family. And there is more of Jack. :) "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling mystery author and editor. She has written a number of successful mystery and urban fantasy series, including the Aurora Teagarden series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Shakespeare series, among others. The first book in Harris’ Southern Vampire series, Dead until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001; the series is also the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, and the International Crime Writers Association. Currently, Harris lives in Magnolia, Arkansas.

About the Narrator

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.