They say friends become our chosen family. And what better day to show your appreciation and thank God for the existence of these beautiful souls, than Friendships Day? Listen to these shortlisted, heart-warming audiobooks on Audible, that celebrate this magical bond!
1. The Art of Friendship by Kim Wier
The Art of Friendship walks with you into a greater understanding of how God has equipped you to be a friend and to have meaningful friendships. With step-by-step guidance, you will begin to strategize how to fulfill your divine calling as a friend. And through God’s word, as you come to understand the depth and width and breadth of God as Friend, you will discover that the spiritual discipline of friendship is both life-changing and life-giving.
2. Sula by Toni Morrison
This 1973 novel tells the story of two girls who grow up to become women…two friends who become something worse than enemies. The story is deeply rooted but it’s no less engaging as it shows the stages of their relationship and how the two of them define the experience of being a black woman in Africa. This terrific, amusing, and tragic book is work that overflows with life.
3. It’s Not All Downhill from here by Terry McMillian
On the eve of Loretha Curry’s 68th birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. On a journey to prove her relatives and everyone wrong with that outdated view of aging wrong. It’s not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside-down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course.
4. The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
An engrossing read that brings together a true story about friendship, conflict in relationships, and the genesis/struggle/establishment of one of the most important theories of our era. In this breath-taking new audiobook, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football.
5. Stephen Hawking – A memoir of Friendship and Physics by Leonardo Mlodinow
An icon of the last 50 years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius: not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a place in our popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and colleague – Stephen Hawking, offering an intimate account of this giant of science.
6. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship. The two remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.