“Gordon was a delight to work with. His years of literary, journalistic, and performance experience made him an expert director, capable of bringing the best out of the rest of us. He also seemed to take joy in the enterprise, a positive energy that infused the experience.”
— Samantha Power
“Gordon gave me a crash course on how to breathe, how to vary my voice, how to properly capture irony and paradox and the drama of California's invention, one of the grandest acts of hubris in human history. Each day, under his guidance, I improved. Gordon's a pro. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat. “
— Mark Arax
"Gordon gave me invaluable feedback while recording the audiobook for The Optimist's Telescope, helping to bring out the meaning of the sentences I had crafted in the recorded version. His wide-ranging knowledge and expert coaching made it easier to deliver complex lines and nail pronunciations across multiple languages."
— Bina Venkataraman
"Working with Gordon on my audiobook was a godsend! He made a very arduous process smooth-sailing- all with a skilled ear, and attentive creative mind. So fortunate that I got to work with him!"
— Jennifer Ashton, M.D.
"As a scientist, I am potentially the least likely person to do voicework. But Gordon's session for my book reached over 6K words an hour and we didn't even have to do any pickups - now that's productive!"
— Matt Wallaert
"Gordon Rothman is a treasure. He was invaluable as a talent director, sounding board and editor, but also as a fact triple-checker and master of surname pronunciation. Recording this book was like being in a newsroom with a phenomenal editor/producer, whose good taste and good sense make every project better. Throw in a fantastic sense of humor and unshakable patience, and it just doesn't get much better than Gordon. Looking forward to the next one!"
— Joy-Ann Reid
“At every stage of the production, Gordon was a tremendously helpful guiding hand. For a novice working on his first book, it was lifesaving. “
— David Wallace-Wells
“Having spent many years behind a microphone lecturing, and on stage in punk rock bands, I figured it would be simple: hit record, start reading. Was I ever wrong about that! There is a big difference between writing down your thoughts and speaking them out loud, and Gordon opened my eyes and ears as to how to make the reading of my words come to life in a way that I would not have been able to have done on my own…. I wish that I had had this kind of preparation before entering the recording studio. Not only would it have made the recording quicker and more fluid, it would have helped me to feel the message I was trying to convey in an entirely different way. It was a fabulous experience, and Gordon is an expert at his craft..“
— Eddie Stern
“I am grateful for working with Gordon. He was very considerate, thoughtful, and ensured I read my book/story in the best way it desires to be told. All I had to do was trust Gordon with my work and follow his guidance throughout the process. “
— Yousef Bashir
"For a long time listener first time speaker like me, Gordon was an incredible guide. He balanced efficiency with care for the material (and me), providing the right advice at just the right time. I look forward to working with him again."
— Aaron Dignan