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From the best-selling author of the Supervillainy saga

Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town of Bright Falls, Michigan, and her 18th birthday promises the beginning of her teenage dreams coming true.

Unfortunately, her birthday is ruined by the sudden murder of her best friend's sister in an apparent occult killing. Oh, and her brother is the primary suspect. Allying with an eccentric FBI agent, the local crime lord, and a snarky werecrow, Jane has her work cut out for her in turning her big day around.

Thankfully, she's game.

Set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton.

©2017 Charles Phipps (P)2018 David N. Wilson

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Enter a different World.

This is a creative work with unique characters with a well crafted plot.

Most listeners who enjoy this genre will consider this a good listen.The Narrator brings the story to the listener in a way that will
stimulate their imagination.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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My favourite by this author!!

Jane Doe is a Weredeer, which took her a little while to fully appreciate seeing as she sees herself as the least threatening of the shifters. But she is still a formidable girl and everyone is about to realise just how special she is. When her brother is arrested on suspicion of murder, Jane is called in to use her ability to read objects to help with the investigation. What follows is a story filled with dorky references, suspense, fun, more dorky references and plenty of twists.

I've loved pretty much all the books that I've read by this author, but this one is definitely my favourite! I was captivated with the word right from the start and devoured the book as quick as I could. When reading a book by this author, you know there is going to be geeky references but this one was chock a block with them, and I loved it!! So many times I was smirking and sniggering at them!

Jane Doe was an amazing character. She is plucky, brave, geeky, and very relatable. I loved that she is a deer and not one of the more popular shifters like wolf or cats. Her family always makes deer puns, hence her name and the name of the diner. I also loved her best friend Emma. Emma is a wolf, but the two of them work so well together. Both the girls work with an FBI agent and a ganster. These guys have plenty of secrets of their own and I loved finding them out along with Jane!!

The world the author has created is fantastic!!! I see it's set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton, which I haven't read yet but must do so soon!! I loved all the different supernatural creatures and learning more about the world. Seeing how the shifters are treated by the humans brings to mind a lot of the issues we see now. It shone a spotlight on certain issues but in a way that wasn't overbearing.

In all, this was an excellent read. The plot was fascinating and filled with secrets, suspense and fun, the characters were all amazing and brilliantly written. Jane Doe reveals some incredibly shocking secrets that rock the foundation of their society! I am eager to see what else the author has in store for these characters and this world!!

I really enjoyed Arielle DeLisle narration. While her tones and voices were all similar, she gave enough subtle changes to make it easy enough to follow who was talking. Her infections and cadences brought the book to life, and her performance was nearly flawless.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Like True Blood but better

I like a light hearted and fun story, and as soon as I saw the title of this book I was interested. Ten minutes into the audio I was thinking to myself that this had some striking resemblences to True Blood, the HBO show and the Sookie Stackhouse series. The similarities are superficial, and C. T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus do not go into the dark places that was portrayed there. I normally do not enjoy YA stories anymore, but this one really worked and its quirky heroine, Jane Doe, really sold the story.

When he brother is accused of murder, Jane must figure out the true culprit and save him. Jane is not happy with her life, and does not really feel like she fits in with the rest of her family, and it turns out that the murder mystery is just what she needed to blossom. Her character is great fun, and if my daughter were still a teenager I think she would have enjoyed her a lot.

Arielle DeLisle brings a lot to the table as a narrator. She is very pleasant to listen to and carries a lot of emotion in her voice. She really brings Jane to life, and you feel like you've known her for a long time. She is a real treat. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 04-01-18

Nearly Perfect and a Blast of a Book

4.75 out of 5 stars

In my head when I’m writing this description I can hear the slow (and just flute version of) Morning Mood by Edvard Grieg (Youtube) because that’s what I hear when I’m thinking of a place called Bright Falls where people aren’t just people anymore. They are shifters that make up different classes and animals. There are Werebears and Werewolves and then you meet Jane Doe (aptly named) the main character who is a Weredere. She just turned 18 and is trying to work her way into enough money to get out of Bright Falls when her best friends sister turns up dead in an apparent murder. Recruited to find the murderer by her friend Jane Doe’s life will never be the same.

There are some authors that you realize that you like anything they write even when it’s not in a ‘typical’ genre. C.T. Phipps is that author for me. This is at least the third unique genre I’ve read that he’s written and I’ve liked them all. I Was a Teenage Weredeer (though the name and cover art did catch my attention) wouldn’t normally be a book that I thought “Yup! I have to read that” but… now I’m mad at myself for not thinking that. I Was A Teenage Weredeer was a blast from beginning to end.

Phipps and Suttkus kept cracking me up – all of the deer puns and the interaction between the different shifter species was great. Along with the hallowed history of Bright Falls and the mysterious “aura” and feeling that surrounded the town. I also didn’t know going into it (I don’t always read the entire synopsis for fear of spoiling the book) that this was going to be set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton.

I Was a Teenage Weredeer while being a mouthful to say was one of those books that just got my sense of humor. As I mentioned above – the puns were great (and the notion that one of the stereotypes about weredeer were these bad deer-related puns). The premise of the book (a town is cursed and they must find a murderer) sounds typical but what Phipps and Suttkus do with it is far from that.

While not a perfect book it’s darn close. I ended up finishing this in less than two days because I couldn’t put it down. It should come with a warning telling you that you might lose sleep until you finish it.

I Was A Teenage Weredeer is a book for those who don’t take everything too seriously. A fantasy book that will make you laugh and a story about friendship, magic, and finding out who you really are all wrapped up into one.

The narration for this was done by Arielle DeLisle, who I thought did a fantastic job of bringing Jane to life. It was one of those voices that were so good that it’s hard to pull Arielle from Jane in my mind now.

I was voluntarily provided with a free copy of this book. It has not affected my review in any way. If you enjoyed this review, please vote for it! Every vote helps.

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Witty, well written and amusing

I Was a Teenage Weredeer by Charles Phipps and Michael Suttkus was an excellent audiobook.  The story takes place in Bright Falls, Michigan.  The town, for the most part, consists mainly of supernatural beings – vampires, shapeshifters, witches, Shaman’s, werewolves and more.  Magic is prevalent in this story as is the spirit world and the world of puns … a curse for the Weredeer!

Jane Doe discovers that not everything is as it appears – there are family secrets, deadly pacts, and revenge plots.  Jane finds herself smack dab in the middle and must discover not only the secrets and defeat the Big Bad Wolf but that she must also discover her true self.

Witty, well written and amusing.  The dialog flowed naturally moving the story along at a good pace.  The action and plot were cleverly executed.  New Detroit was mentioned several times so the story is in the same time frame as Straight Outta Fangton.

I enjoyed the characters and felt the authors did an excellent job of developing them.  I would have liked to have learned more about mom’s secret dealings but there was enough there to let people know she was NOT a good person – not evil but absolutely and undeniably NOT a good Weredeer!  I thought the authors did a great job of word-playing (puns, sarcasm, personification, etc) -  just perfect for the story.

Arielle DeLisle gave a wonderful performance; she did not stumble over the puns or other tropes. She was solid in her performance keeping the voices straight.  I found her voice entertaining and calming as well.  It was pitch perfect.

I enjoyed this book and while it comes across as a Young Adult, it is for anyone who enjoys supernatural and mystery genres.  I look forward to reading more about Bright Falls!

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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Great Mystery story involving Were-Everything.

I was a bit hesitant to give this book a listen, but after starting I did not want it to stop. Its full of mystery, magic and mayhem surrounding the lives of Were-Deer, Were-Wolves, Were-Ravens (You name it, there is a Shifter version of that). Another great listen from Phipps & Suttkus.

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Unique shifter listen

Unique listen with an intriguing mystery. Loved the characters. Great narrator too. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Urban Fantasy with a Comedic Twist

Whenever I want some good urban fantasy with a healthy dose of chuckle-worthy humor, I know I can count on C.T. Phipps. This story reminded me of why I miss True Blood so much. It's that perfect mix of supernatural mystery with just the right amount of comedy (and deer puns).

There is a murder that Jane Doe must solve with the help of some unlikely characters. She must sort out friend from foe in a town where a dark spirit has come back to claim revenge on the families that wronged it. Jane is a cute doe who must fight werewolves, vampires, and demonic spirits. Oh yeah, and a big, nasty kelpie, too. Not only is Jane the perfect private eye, but she does it all while having a snarky attitude in the face of great evil.

The one thing I enjoyed about this book was that while the characters were all sexy supernaturals, they had their own personalities. My hands down favorite was Maria, the werecrow with the Jersey accent. She had some classic one-liners with perfect timing, and I found myself chuckling out loud whenever she was around.

This was just a great, fun story that reminded me of a combination of True Blood and Riverdale.

Recommended.

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I Was a Teenage Weredeer

This book was surprisingly good. The themes were darker than I expected. The book moves along at a good pace. I could do without the "love" triangle. I thought the narrator did an excellent job. I received this audio book for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Raul
  • Paraguay
  • 07-09-18

Awesome and quirky new Urban Fantasy series

Spoilers
The book is set in a world like true blood in the aspect that vampires have come out to the world. Relationships between vampires and humans created various "were" races and there are many kind of magic in the world. There is also the drug culture part. It also has a fair share of funny moments, including Jane's various Freudian slips and deer puns. The series has great future and space for more books. The narration really added to the story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Terence Thirteen
  • 06-03-18

A FUN and yet occassionally, DARK URBAN FANTASY

Perhaps, best classified as an Urban Fantasy, for Young Adults, with elements of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars, set in a place like Twin Peaks, crossed with Bon Temps, Louisiana, from True Blood.

If you're looking for an urban-fantasy, mystery-thriller, served up with a healthy dose of witty banter, wisecracks, sarcasm, snark and punny puns, then look no further...

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  • G. P. Brown
  • 03-26-18

Fun UF story!

This was a fun YA UF comedy that had the feel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars about it. The world was fun and packed with some cool magic. There was plenty of humour and a bit of action and mystery. Some parts of the story were weirdly dark despite the light overall tone!

Jane and the rest of the characters proved a likeable and interesting bunch so it was easy to get sucked into the story as she used her powers to try and clear her brother of murder charges.

I'd have rated this even higher but I felt like the second half of the story was just not quite as strong as the first half.

I felt like Arielle DeLisle did a decent job with the audio. She has a good voice and seemed to get the tone of the story and the timing of her comedic delivery right most of the time. The one flaw was that a few of her secondary character voices could have been better. Still, on the whole I did like her performance.