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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

AUDIOBOOKS: Foreign lands, short stories and death

Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 - We are veering away from mainstream audiobooks this week with an odd collection of short stories, an offbeat self-help audiobook about death, and an intriguing look at foreign lands.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Poking the hornet’s nest

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020 - According to reports from members of Congress, the briefing regarding what appears to be an illegal act of war on a foreign government was full of holes.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Hunger — who should eat, who not?

Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 - I can’t help but think that anyone struggling to find work, or get their life back on track after a personal catastrophe or trauma, should be encouraged to do so, not castigated and starved.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Alison Larkin, Part 1

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019 - The party is meant to launch Alison Larkin’s two latest ventures in which the genders of the main characters were switched in these “freely adapted” versions of two of Dickens’ classics, “A Christmas Carol” and “Great Expectations.”


Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 - I thought I would list all the reasons I am happy to live in this artistic little bubble I have been calling home for about 25 years.


Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 - My daughter’s life is very different. She is scheduled within an inch of her life, and while she is reaping benefits from her activities, it certainly comes at a cost.


Thursday, 7 Nov 2019 - Every overweight woman everywhere can identify with this experience: You go to the doctor for a particular problem and it becomes about your weight.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Civics in action

Sunday, 20 Oct 2019 - I realized that the last remnant of her childhood had disappeared. A levelheaded and determined young woman was carrying out her business and I was standing on the side, holding her stuff.


Monday, 14 Oct 2019 - We made a beeline for the Liberty Bell, a must-see since Kay had spent much of the summer studying history at the National History Academy in Middleburg, Virginia. Well-guarded and well-run, we meandered through on our own and then headed to Independence Hall.

AUDIOBOOKS: Nonfiction

Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 - On the agenda this week are four nonfiction selections that will educate and amuse.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Perils of technology

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 - I’ve ruined computers and messed up my phone and destroyed the settings on numerous electronic gadgets by trying to follow directions to set up or change applications myself.


Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 - I have never been someone who could go to a wedding or any other special event without spending hours getting ready.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Buying the fountain of youth

Wednesday, 4 Sep 2019 - Every time I buy a small, heavy jar filled with something light and creamy that melts into my skin, I realize I am rubbing hope and promise into my cheeks.


Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 - I am sure my daughter thinks I am a nut. I know she thinks I fuss too much over these things, but I have travelled all over the country and to many parts of the world alone.

AUDIOBOOKS: British-narrated classics

Sunday, 18 Aug 2019 - Looking back on the classics we found four recent audiobooks, all narrated by Brits who bring new life to titles that should not be forgotten.