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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


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.

AUDIOBOOKS: Short-story collections

Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 - We are dishing up three collections of short stories this week, with offerings by and about women and classics not to be forgotten.


Saturday, 10 Aug 2019 - I never ate a morsel of the sweet stuff, but I enjoyed every minute of the visit. We built our own candy bars and then took a walking tour and a ride that gave us some background to the place and explained the entire process of candy-making.


Saturday, 27 Jul 2019 - We tried to plan another trip across the country maybe 20 years ago, but it never panned out, though I have seen Betsy on her jaunts back to the States. This time the stars aligned.

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.