Your audiobook is waiting…

Inside the Spaghetti Bowl

Narrated by: Annie Alder
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Like many of the “baby boomers”, my family faced the difficult task of burying our mother. The audiobook is based on the last eight days of our mother's life. It is a celebration of life, family, culture, and tradition. As my relatives came to pay their last respects, we heard so many wonderful stories about the trials and sacrifices made by our parents and grandparents so we could live the American dream.  

This is our story, this is your story. It is a story for every beating heart that has loved or has been loved. It is the story about the struggles and pains endured by those virtuous individuals who poured their lives into ours and filled our years with intimate memories and a gladdened heart. It is the story you will want to pass down to your children and grandchildren.  

This is an audiobook about family and unconditional love through the good times and bad. It is about a family who is and always will be there for each other no matter what. We hope you see your family in this audiobook and that the memories make you smile.  

©2011 Frank Zaccari (P)2018 Kimberly Hobscheid / Frank Zaccari

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Family, Food and Love

Inside the Spaghetti Bowl is an inspiring story about a family's journey through life, love and loss.

Frank Zaccari wrote a book of wonderful memories and enlightening tales filled with lessons to learn and laughters to share.

There are several highlights that I found to be truly inspirational. These include:
- Carmela and Frank Zaccari's love story
- The story of Frank's childhood hero, Bobby (aka Superman)
- The Christmas feasts
-The Grandparents' stories
- The Zaccari Coat of Arms - a true symbol of Life with Integrity
- The chapter dedicated to the storyline of one of my favorite books, Five Years to Live (also by Frank Zaccari)

Anne Alder provided an enjoyable and easy-to-listen narration as she gave voices to all the Zaccaris and the Mancuzos, and the rest of this lovable Italian-American family.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful insight into an Italian family

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story of an amazing family. The author’s writing made me feel as if I was right there experiencing the family’s high and low times. The book also gave a wonderful insight into dying with grace and without fear. I look forward to Frank Zaccari’s next novel.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 10-23-18

Family is Everything.

The very first thought I had was that the narrator seemed almost a little soft spoken, but after about 20-30 mins into the story I didn't notice anymore.

The story goes into a family's history surrounding the death of one of it's most important members; it highlights important values and lessons through little stories that the family passes down through each generation.

A few things I loved about it:

how patriotic the family was about being in the United States and becoming Americans

the demonstration of the importance of having hard work ethic, value of education, having integrity, and the overall sense of family that the story inspires.

I found that this story really made me reminisce about my own family and my grandpa. It was entirely relatable and a short sweet listen.

There were a couple instances where the author was redundant when making a point or demonstrating a particular family mantra. In these instances, just as I found myself thinking "alright already, the point has been made" it moved forward; but it was just enough to draw negative attention towards it.

I received a review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful