Get a free audiobook

In Five Years

A Novel
Written by: Rebecca Serle
Narrated by: Megan Hilty
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller.

A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club pick 

In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” (Chloe Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of The Immortalists)

Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day - a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend - the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight - but it is one hour she cannot shake. 

In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting. 

©2020 Rebecca Serle (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    46
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    54
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    34
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Meh...

I feel like I wasted time on this book. The characters seemed one-dimensional and flat, with the main character's only resonating personality traits being that she was uptight, brunette, and liked bagels, which are not even really personality traits to begin with.

Save your credit for something better.

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

Interesting read with a great finish. Enjoyed it!

This book had well-developed characters and a plot that was somewhat unexpected. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

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

Tragic and beautiful

A beautiful story about friendship and love. Resilience and strength. A few more details than necessary but very descriptive and the narration was spot on.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mel
  • 2020-03-23

If you want a happy story, try another book

Well the story itself is well written and engaging, it was very heart wrenching. This is not something that I was expecting from the description or the beginning of the book. It was not what I was in the mood for. If you are looking for something happy and to brighten your day, this would not be it

43 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Susan 🎧Audible-a-holic🎧 Crowe
  • 2020-03-14

Absolutely beautiful!

This book really wasn't what I'd originally thought it would be. It was a lot deeper.
I'm going to be honest, I cried for the entire last third of the book. This was just the best book. I loved all of the characters. Especially Bella. While I typically don't like "Bellas", this one was just a very special person. So much deeper than your average "Bella". The friendship between those two was the most beautiful thing I've ever read about.
Read this book! Your life will look so much better afterwards.

The narrator, Megan Hilty was excellent!

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michael
  • 2020-03-13

A Beautiful Story of Fate

The whole time I was listening to this, I kept thinking - wow, this author can write! The story is lovely, chuck full of love and friendship, and well narrated. I highly recommend it!

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • gabriela
  • 2020-03-20

A page turner

It was a great story, predictable, but great. The one thing that I found to be a bit much was the repetition of two words throughout the book.
A good read for social isolation days!

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • kimberley
  • 2020-03-22

Takes a turn for the predictable, characters suck.

Well you won’t see it coming, but when it happens it’s very annoying. We now know where this is going and we don’t need 7 chapters to understand the vapid under developed character of Bella is basically a manic pixie dream girl martyr who can open up our main character to the love she deserves- I guess? What a bummer to have to sit through hours of victimization of the heroine as she grapples with Bella’s condition, and what an insult to Bella when we all know why and what’s coming. Yuck. Anything for love, right? Narrator is terrible, does this constant baby voice and blubbery shaky thing as if the characters giggle when they laugh, or shakey voices when they cry. Don’t bother with this one. It was so good and fun to read for about 15 chapters and then becomes trite.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandra Needham
  • 2020-03-13

Words can’t say...

This lovely book hit me in the gut. A love story with so much heart and wisdom. I cried throughout. A friendship that transcends fate. So poorly stated for such an amazing book. Thank you for a big heart opening...

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Christine Loschiavo
  • 2020-04-14

Cheesiest story!

This book was painful to listen to and the relationships between characters were unrealistic. The two friends had overly dramatic interchanges which was exacerbated by the narrator. For fans of telenovelas only.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Karina Busch
  • 2020-03-21

Interesting and enjoyable

This is an interesting book that ties together friendship, ambition, love, and loss. I thought the narrator did a very good job as well. The story unfolds nicely and kept my interest, and it doesn’t turn out how I thought it would, which was nice. I would definitely recommend it.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-20

Amazing!

I listened to the book all in one day! It kept me wanting more! Love it!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • BUFFY RICHARDSON
  • 2020-05-13

I recommend

First book I’ve read in a long time, with kids it seems hard to finish one if I had the chance to even start, and I will say this book brought back the joy of reading.
A beautiful love story between best friends.

1 person found this helpful