AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine Best Voices of 2010 - Ensemble

Publishers Weekly 2010 Listen Up Award - Full Cast Production

Mark Turetsky’s flawless portrayal... is one of the real standouts of this production.
— AudioFile SoundReview, August 2, 2010

From the publisher:

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject—in his case, forensic analysis. He’s always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do…and he’s usually right. But then one day his tutor is found dead, and the police come to question him. All of the hallmark behaviors of Asperger’s—not looking someone in the eye, stimulatory tics and twitches—can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, Jacob finds himself accused of murder. 

Gripping suspense, sensitive treatment of Asperger’s, and brilliant characterizations make for an outstanding listen.
— Publishers Weekly Starred Review, May 3, 2010

Emotionally powerful from beginning to end, House Rules looks at what it means to be different in our society, how autism affects a family, and how our legal system works well for people who communicate a certain way - and fails those who don't.