I Was a Teenage Weredeer Audiobook by C.T. Phipps (REVIEW)

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Review of: I was a Teenage Weredeer Audiobook
C.T. Phipps

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I Was a Teenage Weredeer Audiobook

By: C.T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus

Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle

Published by: Crossroad Press 2/18/18

i was a teenage weredeer audiobook

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Bright Falls Mysteries #1

9 hrs and 54 mins

Genre: Paranormal Mystery

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I Was a Teenage Weredeer Audiobook

4 Hearts

I had no idea of what to expect going into this book. When the author first mentioned it to me, I went on Goodreads to read the blurb (which isn’t something I do a lot, but will on occasion). It sounded interesting enough and I knew I liked this author’s writing style, so I decided to give this book a shot. I mean, I love non-traditional shapeshifters.

Jane Doe is a weredeer in a town full of shifters. Shifters are known in this world and most are larger and much more dangerous shifter types than a deer, so humans are scared of them. Most states have laws that allow you to shoot a shifter on sight. Jane lives in Bright Falls, Michigan, in a town of mostly shifters. Michigan doesn’t have a shoot on sight law.

So Jane works as a waitress at her parent diner, Deerlightful Diner. Jane really wants to leave the town and is trying to save money to do so. That is before her best friend’s sister dies and her brother is arrested for the murder. Jane has the power to see things when she touches them, so she sets off to prove her brother’s innocence.

This is a fun tale full of a lot of suspense. There is not only the murder mystery, there is possible mob involvement, drug use and dealing, family not being honest with everyone. There is even a Maury Povich aspect to the story as family trees are brought into light.

I really enjoyed the different characters in this series. Jane is a great character who doesn’t want to be who she is fated to be. I really liked Emma, Jane’s best friend and werewolf. The mob boss, the police chief, Jane’s family. I really liked them all.

You can’t mention a story by C.T. Phipps without mentioning the pop culture references. This story is full of them. Star Wars and Tolkien are heavily predominate, but there are lesser ones, even Belinda Carlisle.

There are also puns. Many, many deer puns. Evidently, that is a thing. Weredeer and puns. It drives Jane crazy. She hates them. Her family uses them all the time and she can’t stand it. Then other people make comments about the puns, which drives her crazy too. She avoids them at all costs, but really she doesn’t.

This is a fun story that is full of humor and suspense. I really enjoyed my time in Bright Falls and I hope to get to visit there soon. If I had to fault this story for anything, it appears there might be a love triangle coming up. I’m not sure or not. So many people seemed to be interested in Jane. I guess it is her big, doe eyes. Anyway, it is fun story. I hope you’ll give it a try.

I Was a Teenage Weredeer Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

This is my first book with Arielle DeLisle. I have to say I liked her. She did a great job with the narration of this book. I thought she really brought Jane to life. There are quite a few characters and I never had issues with who was talking. She also did a great job with the different male and female voices. I would listen to her again.

Author: C.T. Phipps

C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on “The United Federation of Charles“.

He’s written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Esoterrorism, I Was A Teenaged Weredeer, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, The Supervillainy Saga, and Wraith Knight.

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Author: Michael Suttkus


Narrator: Arielle DeLisle

Narrator: Arielle DeLisle

Narrator: Arielle DeLisle

Arielle DeLisle is a narrator, voice actor, and commercial producer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She has recorded more than sixty audiobooks, including dystopian young adult titles and Michael Wallace’s Righteous series. She lives with her two young, dinosaur-loving kids and several mischievous cats.

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I like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Interesting! I have to say, seeing weredere in the title caught my attention – something I don’t think I’ve EVER seen and I’ve read my share of shifter stories. And I’m thinking I could really enjoy the humor, especially with the puns 🙂 Great Review Melanie!

    • You don’t see herbivores as shifters very often. I love non-traditional shifters, so this was great.

  2. That title cracks me up, and that is a good thing. I will not forget this title, or cover in the first place

  3. This is different. I think I want to read this bad deer puns and all. IT sounds funny.

    • Jane hated the deer puns, which makes them all the more funny. 😀

  4. I didn’t know about the novel but I like the cover and the story looks good as well! I’m curious!

    • It was a really fun story. I can’t wait to hear about book two.

  5. You know what? I just saw this series earlier today and was curious about it. I have to tell you that the fact that she is named Jane Doe cracks me up. This sounds like a lot of fun!

    • I’ve seen this book around a little bit too. I’m so glad that I gave this one a try.

  6. What a hoot! It has all these little quirks. I love that there is a mystery, too.

    Neat that the new narrator is a great match.

  7. It definitely doesn’t sound like your typical were story! Glad it was something different and I liked that there are a lot of pop culture references in it, it can be fun when that happens.

    • This is a bit of a different story. I like a bunch of pop culture included too. It usually makes me laugh.

  8. OK wow first a were-sea dragon now a were-deer I’ve officially seen it all LOL. It looks good Melanie thanks

    • I like different shifters, what can I say? It keeps things different. 🙂

  9. Weredeer, well that different. I love all the different were’s that I’m seeing in PNR these days. I was hoping for some different shifters and looks like I’m getting my wish.

    • I’m always on the lookout for different shifter types. Eve Langlais has a ton of different shifter types.

  10. Uh, this looks awesome!

  11. Intersting. We don’t see to many weredeer. The only ones I’ve seen are in the Psy-Changeling and it’s just a brief mention. ^_^ Thank’s for the review.

    • Eve Langlais has moose and a caribou. You just don’t see many hoofstock shifters.

      • Ah yes that is true. I just haven’t read those yet, but I have seen them. It’s rare.

  12. If it didn’t have humor I’d be very disappointed. This sounds like fun and I’d totally pick it up for the title alone. LOL

    • I do like books with a lot of humor. I tend to read either really dark or really funny. I guess I like to be on opposite sides of things. LOL

  13. Maury! Did it get crazy like are you the father? You’re not the father!

    This sounds like a fun read indeed, hard to not immediately like a book when Belinda Carlisle is mentioned. Ha!

    • I know, right? This author does love his pop culture references.

  14. I haven’t heard of this author but that title is eye catching. The blurb sounds good and I love it when pop culture is mentioned in stories. I added this to my tbr. Great review!

    • This is a really fun story. I like good pop culture references too. They make me laugh. 🙂

  15. Jane Doe..that cracks me up. I like the suspenseful thread. Poor Jane I would want to leave town too. LOL

    • Isn’t the name Jane Doe hilarious? And the puns. So many puns. LOL

  16. The mystery and suspense is intriguing. Glad you enjoyed this one. I think I’d like Jane!

  17. What a fun title and it has a weredeer too! I also love non-traditional shapeshifters. I like the sound of how this book has a lot of suspense. And the deer puns sound funny too. Greta review!

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