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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. As she is rather unphotogenic, she shares with you a picture of her much missed cat Opie, who always took a good picture.

Articles by Rochelle O'Gorman

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.

AMPLIFICATIONS: The holidays

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.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Gratitude

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 - It really is easier to stop fighting against the tide all the time and just be happier with what you have.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Moments

Sunday, 4 Nov 2018 - I believe we are not really a nation of baby-killing, Jew-hating, Islamophobic racists. Now everyone just needs to stand up and prove it.

AUDIOBOOKS: Three mysteries and a novel

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 - This week we are traveling around the world, from Britain to Japan and New Jersey to the Oregon coast as we hear three mysteries and a sweet novel.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Incivility

Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 - Recently, I was at an afternoon movie following a doctor’s appointment. I wanted to pleasantly kill some time before I put my chauffer’s cap back on. This was a rare treat and I was looking forward to shutting out the world for a couple of hours. Just as the movie began my cell phone rang. […]

AUDIOBOOKS: Halloween audiobooks

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018 - Halloween is just around the corner, so set the mood with these four audiobooks, including one for the kiddies.

AUDIOBOOKS: Novels adapted into films

Monday, 8 Oct 2018 - This month we are featuring novels that were adapted into films, two that are classics and two somewhat more recent releases, as well as one sequel.

Amplifications:  While you were sleeping…

Saturday, 6 Oct 2018 - In September the New York Times revealed there are even more kids in concentration camps than we knew and they are being relocated in the middle of the night to facilities that warehouse them.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Speak out about Kavanaugh

Monday, 1 Oct 2018 - Do we really want someone on the top court in the country who has an anger problem, lies under oath and is, in all likelihood, a serial sex offender?

AMPLIFICATIONS: World hunger

Sunday, 23 Sep 2018 - Giving up something small and sending that $10 or $20 to a charity is easier to do than you think and can become a habit.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Pain

Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 - Clearly we have a problem with addiction in this country, but we also have a problem with pain management. Living in constant pain can destroy a person.

AUDIOBOOKS: Memoirs

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 - This week we sample four new memoirs, the current rage in publishing.