Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words was, in a word, hysterical. If you’ve read Tara Sivec before, you know you’re going to get laugh-out-loud humor. And even though Heidi’s story was a joint effort with Andi Arndt, there was plenty of humor. Seriously.
Heidi is a good girl. She’s not a prude and the word prim comes to mind but that feels derogatory. I think she’s been sheltered and has always done what was expected of her. A good girl. So when she finds herself at a crossroads, thanks to being fired from her position as a kindergarten teacher, she chooses the road less traveled. Now, that wasn’t intentional on Heidi’s part but it was a hilarious journey. And you’ll have to listen to find out what I mean. 😉
So Heidi experiences an awakening. She figures out what she wants to do, who she wants to be, and, ahem, who she wants to do it with. All thanks to a little erotica. Never let it be said that erotica isn’t beneficial in some ways. 😉
Humor aside – and it must be said again that this story is FUNNY – there was some seriousness. I appreciated how Sivec and Arndt had Heidi go about finding herself. I adored watching her grow and mature and she figured it out. And she did it all without the benefit of her mom’s hot dishes and lemon bars. <– some Minnesota humor there. 😉
Arndt was the obvious choice for narrator and she, naturally, did a superb job. She had a few bumps with keeping the accents going but honestly, she breathed life into this rather large and definitely colorful cast.
Oh my goodness! This is a must listen and definitely one of the best of 2019! I laughed so hard and kept a ridiculous grin constantly but I also liked the seriousness of the path one can take to find themselves. I’m just tickled Heidi did it through erotica! 😉
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