Happy New Year! It’s the start of another exciting year of audio production and we are looking forward to titles from the best and bestselling authors in the world. Who will be this year’s E. L. James? Who will walk off with the Audie Awards book and narrator of the year? Stay tuned! Today we’ll chat with Michelle Moran, who places her romantic fiction firmly in the well-researched periods she loves to visit – from ancient Egypt to her latest, set in the court of Napoleon, called The Second Empress. Next, Maggie Linton talks with Patrick Robinson about national security and his new thriller, Power Play. And the bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel is back as Jared Diamond asks what we can learn from traditional societies in his newest The World Until Yesterday.But first, Maggie has the top-ten Mystery and Thriller downloads from audible.com. [Broadcast Date: January 1, 2013] Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/this/130101de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.