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Rochelle O'Gorman

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Rochelle Marie O’Gorman has been a professional writer for her entire ​adult life. After learning, very quickly, that news reporting was not for her, she began work as a film critic. O’Gorman has also reviewed television, theater, and print books, as well as writing general feature stories, before turning to audiobooks full time. The first syndicated audiobook reviewer in the United States, her reviews can be read in various newspapers around the country and she was awarded an Audie by the Audio Publishers Association for her work in spreading the word about audiobooks. She currently works reviewing audiobooks and writing essays. O’Gorman lives in the hayloft of an old barn with her lovely teenage daughter and a foul tempered parrot.

Articles by Rochelle O'Gorman

AMPLIFICATIONS: ‘Woodstock’ on my mind

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 - That love affair with film never ended. For the most part, the quality of the movies I watched improved, but I could still be found at Ed Wood retrospectives and just adoring the exploitation movies of Charles Band.

AUDIOBOOKS: Ushering in summer

Friday, 28 Jun 2019 - A couple of thrillers, a memoir, and one surreal fairy tale are on the agenda this week as we usher in summer.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Postmodern Jukebox

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019 - One of the band's original members, Robyn Adele performs around the world as a stand-alone artist, and appears on multiple Postmodern Jukebox world tours a year.

AUDIOBOOKS: Top-notch titles

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019 - We have four top-notch titles this week: an addictive thriller, an entertaining sequel and two thought-provoking nonfiction titles.

AMPLIFICATIONS: What to wear?

Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 - Not that she approaches school dances in the same manner as I or my friends did at her age—we used to get dolled up, experiment with make-up and nail polish, and hope to meet boys.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Freedom of the press in danger

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - I believe a lot of young people are ignorant as to what we could lose in this land of ours should the Trump conservatives roll back all the protections and programs which so many of us take for granted.

AUDIOBOOKS: England

Saturday, 25 May 2019 - This week we are checking out three audiobooks that are set in or connected to England.

AUDIOBOOKS: Travelers

Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 - Travelers play a major part in each of the four audiobooks on the agenda this month.

AUDIOBOOKS: Love

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 - Love is the basis of this week’s selection of audiobooks: the love shared between friends, family members, couples and even the burgeoning love of adolescents.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Fear of change

Monday, 4 Mar 2019 - And that’s the rub, isn’t it? We fear that which can go wrong. We may desire change, but the journey is just too bumpy for some of us to handle.

AMPLIFICATIONS: The Academy Awards

Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 - I can’t be objective, not when it comes to movies. Years ago I would sometimes watch four movies a day when I worked as a film critic.

AUDIOBOOKS: Darker works

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 - This week we hear many takes on the End of Days, become lost in a darkly evocative gothic horror/mystery, cross the country with the self-proclaimed King of Filth, and enjoy a well-crafted detective fiction

AMPLIFICATIONS: A dating primer

Sunday, 17 Feb 2019 - I have met some very nice men, though I have had just as many dates that sent me running home, bemoaning the fact that I’d bothered to put on mascara or wishing I could crawl out of the bathroom window in a coffee shop.

Amplifications: Q&A with Dining for Women’s Leslye Heilig

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 - The organization formed in 2002 when retired nurse Marsha Wallace, a mother of four from Greenville, North Carolina, read an article about friends who met for potluck dinners and donated the money that would have been spent on restaurant meals.

AUDIOBOOKS: Plenty to occupy ears on shorter nights

Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 - One classic novel, an addictive biography, an elegantly written mystery, and a novel about impassioned choices give us plenty to occupy our ears as the nights grow finally begin to grow shorter.

AUDIOBOOKS: A great week for audio

Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 - This is a great week for audio, as we have an inventive, charming novel; a heartfelt memoir; a well-researched historical fiction; and a taut thriller.