A Song for Bellafortuna

  • by Vincent LoCoco
  • Narrated by Bob Neufeld
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Song for Bellafortuna is a spellbinding, historical fiction novel of a young man's desire to free his Sicilian village from the domination of one family's long reign. For years, the beautiful, yet secluded, hilltop village of Bellafortuna, Sicily, was a great producer of wine and olive oil. The entire village prospered. However, after the arrival of the Vasaio family, production dwindles and the villagers soon find themselves in crushing debt to the Vasaios. Only one family in the village remains outside the control of the Vasaios, but the reason haunts Antonio Sanguinetti every day of his life. Antonio is determined to erase this legacy by offering financial and emotional support to his fellow villagers. He introduces them to the choral song from Verdi's opera, Nabucco, which becomes the rallying cry for the villagers and offers them hope for a better life. When Antonio's only son, Giuseppe, discovers his family's past, he becomes determined to take on the Vasaios and remove them from power. Led by the young Giuseppe, a plan is hatched that could result in either complete freedom for the villagers, or if it fails, forever solidifying the Vasaios' control. Find out what happens in A Song for Bellafortuna, a sweeping epic tale of love, drama, sacrifice, and redemption, set among the beautiful landscape of Sicily. The novel has been called lyrical, intelligent, majestic, magical, powerful and compelling. Award winning and best-selling author, Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco, lives in New Orleans. His first novel, Tempesta's Dream - A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera, became an Amazon best-selling novel and was awarded the 2014 Pinnacle Achievement Award in Historical Fiction. Amazon also has named his book as a Top Rated Novel in Italian Historical Fiction. His most recent novel, A Song for Bellafortuna, was shortlisted in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Writing Competition


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Amazing story

What a beautiful well written story for all audiences. I highly recommend and look forward to more books written by the author.
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- Kendall Hales

Where Passion Lives - A Story of Sicily

What made the experience of listening to A Song for Bellafortuna the most enjoyable?

The Narrator and the story. It's such a unique story. And Bob Neufeld does such a marvelous job bringing you into the action.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Song for Bellafortuna?

The meeting between young Giuseppe and Vittelio, the man who controls the village. It was very exciting and really propelled the action from that point forward.

Which character – as performed by Bob Neufeld – was your favorite?

Enrico Caruso - He made the famous tenor come to life. Just wish he could have sung like him.

If you could rename A Song for Bellafortuna, what would you call it?

Bellafortuna: The Story of a Heroic Passion for Decency

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- Calaf68

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2015
  • Publisher: Vincent B. LoCoco