Personal Effects

Genre: Young Adult

Personal Effects

Performed by:
Nick Podehl

Seventeen-year-old Matt Foster thought that if he could only get his hands on his brother’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to make sense of his death. He wasn’t expecting T.J.’s personal effects to raise even more questions about his life.Now, even if it means pushing his dad over the edge…even if it means losing his best friend…even if it means getting expelled from school…Matt will do whatever it takes to find out the truth about his brother’s past.With compassion, humor, and a compelling narrative voice, E. M. Kokie explores grief and self-discovery in this powerful first novel.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 9 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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E. M. Kokie

E. M. Kokie is a lawyer who has long had an interest in literature for teens. She says, “Being a lawyer isn’t so different from being a writer — the same observant and analytical nature that helps me see a dispute from multiple points of view also helps me get inside the head of a character and see the world through his eyes. From the beginning, Matt’s voice felt so strong and real to me — I could practically taste his anger and frustration. I wrote the rest of the novel to get to know him better, to figure out why he was so angry.” E. M. Kokie lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Nick Podehl

Nick Podehl has been named a 'Best Voice' by AudioFile magazine in 2010 and 2011. He has narrated many young adult, fantasy, and romance titles, several of which have won awards, and has appeared in a number of theatrical productions and independent films.

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