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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


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


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.

Amplifications: The shutdown

Friday, 11 Jan 2019 - The Coast Guard, the agency we rely on during the darkest days of disaster, is about to be shuttered for the sake of a wall and a temper tantrum. Ready to move to Canada yet?

Amplifications: Resolutions

Monday, 31 Dec 2018 - I have often heard it said that if you want to make a change in your life, you must start small: Make a small change and keep at it until it is a habit, then make another small change.

AMPLIFICATIONS: A plastic life

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018 - Alternative packaging, such as those made from bagasse and bioplastics, is being researched and manufactured, but not at a rate that will impact change any time soon. Perhaps the best way to proceed is at a community level.

AUDIOBOOKS: Trips for armchair travelers

Sunday, 9 Dec 2018 - Armchair travelers have quite a trip in store for them this week, as our audiobooks are set in France, San Francisco, the islands of the Pacific and Botswana.


Saturday, 8 Dec 2018 - The best Christmas I ever had was that first one with my daughter Kay in 2008, just a few months after I adopted her.