This Is Audible for Tuesday, February 28th, 2012. Happy birthday Charles Dickens! The 7th of February marked the 200th birthday of the man who essentially invented Christmas, was the first gentleman novelist, and told a pretty good story to boot. Dan Simmons took a look at the mysterious last days of Dickens in his exhaustively researched novel, Drood.
Maggie Linton talks with another pretty good yarn spinner -bestseller James Grippando about his latest, Need You Now.
And we’ll get up and brush off the midwinter cobwebs with Dr. Judith Orloff’s Positive Energy.
But first, Maggie has the top downloads from the month of February from Audible.com. This is Audible is produced by Kim Alexander and Maggie Linton. Kim Alexander is the host. [Original Broadcast Date: February 28, 2012]