Since 2012, Mike has been the science and technology reporter for WORLD Radio, a daily news podcast produced by WORLD Newsgroup. He researches the stories, interviews subject matter experts, writes the copy and records and produces the completed story for the podcast producers. His technical engineering expertise and his smooth, authoritative delivery make for compelling listening!
As a performer, Mike has a breadth of ability delivering spoken-word narration of both fiction and non-fiction. He has a natural ear for accents (British English, German, French, Italian) and delivers crisp, engaging dialog when narrating fiction. Non-fiction copy comes alive with his warm narrative style.
Michael F. Cochrane is the able narrator for Hunt for Evil. This marks the first time I’ve ever listened to any of his works. His voice is clear, strong and easy to understand. He does a good job assigning a unique voice to each character. Almost all of his voices sounded realistic to me with a few exceptions. Furthermore, he consistently differentiated between the various personalities. To my American ears, he aced the multiple accents herein, including British, German, Scandinavian and American. The end product is polished and professional.
- Audible review, December 31, 2017
I enjoyed the narrator. I hadn’t listened to anything of his before. He handles the accents admirably. I liked his Scandinavian accent a lot. It took me back to my great aunts and uncles. He does American, British and German in this story as well. There is one voice I swear sounded just like GEICO, the lizard from the insurance company. She was the Director of Administration for ICE. He had me snickering. She was something of a lizard in personality, too!
- Audible review, October 20, 2017
This is a hot story and it is filled with adventure and excitement. Amy knows how to keep you wanting more. The writing was so smooth and flowed beautifully. Great narrator.
- Audible review, November 17, 2017
The audiobook follows an "active shooter" as he progresses toward his crime and dispels the myth that these incidents are random acts of violence committed without warning by otherwise normal individuals. In a parallel account, Warnings Unheeded tells the story of a veteran pilot who was known for exceeding the maneuvering limits of his B-52 bomber. His reckless flying not only endangered the lives of his crew, but also the air show spectators who gathered to watch him perform. When attempts to ground the pilot were unsuccessful, several aviators refused to fly with him and "predicted the worst air show disaster in history."
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," by C.S. Lewis, MacMillan Publishing Co.
"Extreme Measures," by Vince Flynn, Simon & Schuster, publishers.
"Outliers," by Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown, publishers.