Try our newest plan – access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Plus plan is $7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
Buy for $29.99

Buy for $29.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he can remember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early.

But eventually he had to move on.

And so did she.

Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.

Five is a standalone book that is a prequel to the Mister series and also a spin-off of the Rook & Ronin series. You can listen to it first, you can listen to it last. It doesn't really matter because it's f--king Five.

Includes a special bonus note read by the author.

©2017 J A Huss; 2018 Oh My Audiobooks

What listeners say about Five

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,291
  • 4 Stars
    260
  • 3 Stars
    106
  • 2 Stars
    32
  • 1 Stars
    39
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,332
  • 4 Stars
    192
  • 3 Stars
    66
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    17
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,202
  • 4 Stars
    237
  • 3 Stars
    103
  • 2 Stars
    33
  • 1 Stars
    43

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

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

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

YES YES YES, This is exactly what I needed in Five & Rory's story! I love this entire world that the author has created, the only issue I have is that I have a terrible memory so with all the twists and turns in these books I almost need to re-listen every time a new book is released. One day I will start from the beginning and binge on this world. Five's story was perfect in my opinion! After the other Mister books I fell in love with Five and needed to know his story and needed the back story of him & Rory. These two were meant for each other from the very beginning....literally! Five is mysterious but is also a very good guy who just wants to live his live with Rory. Rory is a badass and the perfect compliment to Five. Together these two have a plan and even if everything doesn't go exactly like that thought, they are unbreakable. I really enjoyed getting to know the softer side of Five and how much he loves Rory. Again I have to say, JA Huss knew exactly what we needed and gave it to us with perfection!

The narration was PERFECT!!!! I have serious love for Teddy Hamilton so I knew he would make this book amazing but I had no idea that Anna Riordan would make Rory into exactly what I needed!! Great casting as always by JA Huss! You can always tell when an author cares about their audiobook when they are GREAT at casting for their characters!

16 people found this helpful

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

🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

YES YES YES, This is exactly what I needed in Five and Rory's story! I love this entire world that the author has created, the only issue I have is that I have a terrible memory so with all the twists and turns in these books I almost need to re-listen every time a new book is released. One day I will start from the beginning and binge on this world. Five's story was perfect in my opinion! After the other Mister books I fell in love with Five and needed to know his story and needed the back story of him & Rory. These two were meant for each other from the very beginning....literally! Five is mysterious but is also a very good guy who just wants to live his live with Rory. Rory is a bada$$ and the perfect compliment to Five. Together these two have a plan and even if everything doesn't go exactly like that thought, they are unbreakable. I really enjoyed getting to know the softer side of Five and how much he loves Rory. Again I have to say, JA Huss knew exactly what we needed and gave it to us with perfection!

The narration was PERFECT!!!! I have serious love for Teddy Hamilton so I knew he would make this book amazing but I had no idea that Anna Riordan would make Rory into exactly what I needed!! Great casting as always by JA Huss! You can always tell when an author cares about their audiobook when they are GREAT at casting for their characters!

14 people found this helpful

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

Will listen again

This book was more than I expected and was pleasantly surprised when I was not emotionally drain at the end! Well done.

12 people found this helpful

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

"WOW"

Loved reading this book when it was first released, and I loved listening to it even more.
Five, was a long awaited release for me and many JA Huss fans, and it didn't disappoint. Five got his Princess, and Rory finally got her Prince, it was always written in the stars.
This is the prequel to the Mister Series, and it sets everything up beautifully.
Excellent casting, two outstanding narrators making a great book so much more

9 people found this helpful

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

Rory and Five, finally

Wow,
Just like any of JA Huss novels, there is a complicated plot. You seriously have to pay attention because there are so many hints for things to come and answers to the hints from previous novels. I swear, I have to take notes to keep everything straight. Not to mention, this is the prequel to the Mister series that Have already be published so there is another mind f***, because you have to rewind your brain to the beginning of the mister series to follow this book. Whew! Now, however, to finish this couple’s story, you have to read/ listen to Mr and Mrs. Therefore you have to fast forward you brain back through the mister series to understand the accurate setting for this final book in the mister series. No worries, at least most of JA’s books have the EOBS at the end, which, for those who do not know, is a explanation given by the author which is meant to untangle your brain and give you hints to what’s to come. Yes, it can be a serious mental workout. However, one of the coolest things about her books is, because of the complexity of her plots, you can relisten to ever novel and catch some new detail and get even more enjoyment. Well, I’m off to purchase Mr and Mrs.
-V from Kansas

8 people found this helpful

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

As ludicrous as a whip cream bikini

This was only my second book by this author and, even as a free listen, this was bad. From the first book by this author (Into Her), I was ready for the mouth and the x-rated “anything but missionary” get-togethers. But for all the dirty, Into Her had a better plot and sizzle, oh, my, the sizzle. This book didn’t sizzle at all. Everything in this book fell flat for me.

Spoilers follow, big and small:

My three biggest gripes:

1) Juvenile characters, plots, and dialogue. The dialogue goes from “I hate you” to “kiss me” to “I love you” like those crazy eyes in the cat-clock. Their flirting and fking is not at all credible and would only happen in a teenager’s wet-dream. For example: they’ve been apart six years and, within 24 hrs of reuniting, she waits for him in a whip cream bikini…with strawberries! 🙄

2) Weak women. I love alpha men, but only if the women have at least half a brain. Rory is shallow, stupid, and nothing but a damsel for 99% of this book. She’s attending Princeton to date, not to get a degree. She constantly threatens to kickass, and insists she’d never let a man boss her around, and then proceeds to let Five make all the decisions. She’s a skinny, white, rich, daddy’s girl with a pony and private jet… that we’re supposed to believe is cool, and not pretentious, because her parents have tattoos and are rough around the edges? And, her nickname’s Princess… which is used ad nauseoum. 🤮 Sadly, it looks like this entire series pairs alpha men with skinny snowflakes.

3) Non-sense plots. I can suspend belief for romance, but not to this extent; nothing makes sense:
🙄 love of her life left with no word for six years, and she’s okay with not getting an explanation …for most of the book
🙄 love of his life, and yet he won’t explain why he needs to stay away, because….?
🙄 finds a secret lair in the family garage and never confronts the family about it
🙄 she gets invited to a secret fraternity/sorority on campus, where they engage her to a man she’s never met on her very first night, and she goes along with it
🙄 his Chinese triad grandfather dies and leaves his mafia kingdom to Five, a 1/8 Chinese 21 year old from Colorado? This last one is particularly galling because, other than appropriating the Asian mafia idea, there is zero time spent on anything Chinese in this book- no culture, no description of Five as looking remotely Chinese, no attempt to portray how Asian mafias operate. With so little effort, why not just make the mafia white? A Russian mafia would have made slightly more sense.

Updated review 1/20/2022: weirdly, I quite liked book 1 (Mr. Perfect), which was fun, twisted, flirty and dirty. Go figure. Guess it was a good thing I got them together at a sale, otherwise I wouldn’t have moved on in the series. I still think this prequel is a hard pass, but based on book 1, I am willing to try another in the series…when it goes on sale.

5 people found this helpful

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

Honestly not good

I only listened and finished, because that’s all had on my app at that moment. Story was blah, still don’t understand why he left 6 years ago. To protect her from what?... characters were boring

5 people found this helpful

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

Hard pass…

This was very tough to even finish. The entire book is full of secrets you never find out and a female character who cannot stop whining and feeling sorry for herself. Teddy Hamilton did a good job of narrating, but that was it for this book.

3 people found this helpful

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

I want my two hours back!!

I couldn't even finish this book. Over two hours in and zero interest. I'm glad it was free.
The main characters are 21 years old, The word choices are vulgar at best. The F word is used so frequently I can only assume the writer has a limited vocabulary.
After two hours I still had no clue what was going on in the story. They seemed to be trying for some sort of espionage or conspiracy theory, but I'm not even sure. It wasn't why I selected the book. Zero what I would call romance.

3 people found this helpful

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

Wow!

This a wonderful book. I love the story. True love story with a twist. I love the story of five.

3 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Garden girl
  • Garden girl
  • 06-06-21

Yes!

Loved this! Rory and Five are wonderful together and this story is both gripping and a fabulous romance. Teddy Hamilton and Anna Riordan are brilliant and had me completely immersed in the narrative that they interpreted with skill and passion. Superb 💖💖💖💖💖

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jill Kirtley
  • Jill Kirtley
  • 07-12-20

Fantastic!

Five (Mister 0.5) is the love story to end all love story’s! Five Aston and Rory Shrike have loved each other nearly all their lives. Then Five left, and a heartbroken Rory moved on. Six years later he's back and she wants answers.
Five is the prequel to the brilliant Mister series and gives us the enigmatic Five's story. It's thrilling, intriguing, and deadly, with twists and turns aplenty. You won’t be disappointed!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christine
  • Christine
  • 02-03-18

wow

this was just great the voices are so good the story even better than when i read it and Julie loved the EOBS cant wait for mr and mrs coming to audible too x

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for LilleyLoohLah
  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 11-18-21

3.5 Stars

Not sure how I feel about this audio. I received it free with my audible package, and even though it says it can be read as a standalone, I felt like I was missing out having not read any of the previous books. I loved Five, he was perfect. My main issue was with Rory. I thought she was stupid and naive, then I thought maybe she wasn’t, but it didn’t matter anyway because my perception of her was all tainted. I was frustrated throughout because I felt it was overly complicated. I couldn't stop listening though, I needed to know the outcome and find out what all the secrets were, I was riveted. I did feel as though the end was a bit anticlimactic. The narration was led by Teddy Hamilton (and yes he was perfect, as usual), and Anna Riordan.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle
  • Michelle
  • 10-13-21

Limped home

Hugely disappointing. The main characters are very dull, Rory is initially whiney and repetitive, Five is largely unfulfilling and the story is messy but transparent and just when you think it’s all going to unveil itself, it’s ends. I think my biggest grievance with this book is, having read Mr 1,2&3, this “prequel” made no sense regarding Five’s timeline and history. Sorry

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Skinfull
  • Skinfull
  • 10-04-21

it's a prequel but there are a lot of unknowns

I felt lost a lot in this book and gave up after a couple of hours. it felt like some previous knowledge is needed to really enjoy this book

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 09-08-21

Great storyline

This book is non stop action right the way through. With good characters and a brilliant performance from both Anna and Teddy you can really relate to them.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-21

Suspense!

This book was great! It was fast paced, full of suspense, great story line and loved the romance. Very pleasantly surprised.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Janette J Ryan
  • Janette J Ryan
  • 12-01-21

Five and Rory

There were too many secrets which took too long to be unravelled, so it became frustrating.
Everyone knows more than Rory and no one is telling - not even Five.
I felt for Terra and Cliff’s parents.
What a devastating loss for them.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for db3772243
  • db3772243
  • 01-24-22

immature story

struggled to finish this book! so glad it was free.
very week story, kids book with sex scenes & some sort of Mafia trouble. just BAD!