• The Fifth Agreement

  • A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery
  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6,082 ratings)

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In The Four Agreements, a New York Times best seller for over seven years, don Miguel Ruiz revealed how the process of our education, or “domestication,” can make us forget the wisdom we were born with. Throughout our lives, we make many agreements that go against ourselves and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements help us to break these self-limiting agreements and replace them with agreements that bring us personal freedom, happiness, and love. Now don Miguel Ruiz joins his son don Jose Ruiz to offer a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: the fifth agreement. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to the book that has changed the lives of millions of people around the world, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.

©2010 Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz, and Janet Mills (P)2010 Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz, and Janet Mills

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Awesome!

It was eye opening in a nonthreatening way. I was given enlightening opinions, gently. I didnt feel "that" judgement of myself that Ive been doing things wrong, nor "that" urgency to do things perfectly right. I love this book from soup to nuts! :))

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Fantastic! The next evolution of the toltec wisdom

This book is not just a review of the four agreements plus the fifth. It IS a re-statement of the first four agreements, but in much more detail and in more common language. I first became aware of the Toltec wisdom through Carlos Castaneda's series "the teachings of Don juan..." and they were impressive yet they seemed a distant unreachable wisdom in some far off world/ time shrouded in mystery etc. Then Merylin Tenneshende's book "Don Juan and the art of sexual energy" took the next step toward making the wisdom more tangible for the masses.

then Don Miguel Ruiz released "The four agreements" and it rose to great popularity in its profound power to help people transform their lives. It has served many people to such a transformations. It is a MUST READ in it's own right.

And now...

This new book "The fifth agreement..." is a crowning achievement of the Ruiz family to bring this level of clear communication of these Toltec teachings for everyone to reach. It speaks the teachings in such concise, direct, plain language using a wonderfully contemporary style.

Excellent! (Speaking impeccably) Totally worth it in my opinion!

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  • 04-10-12

Great, but too similar to 4 agreements.

The book itself is great and i would recommend it definitely if you have not read The Four Agreements. And I would recommend it over 4 agreements, But seriously 80% of the book is an more of the same. So definitely buy one of them but not both.

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Loved it! It was better than the Four Agreements!

I really enjoyed this book and I think it was better than the Four Agreements, which was awesome in itself! Some reviewers feel that it is the same as the Four Agreements and that there is no sense in reading both, but I think they are both worth their own merit.

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A more robust "chicken soup' for your SOUL*

It's very good to read books from people who have the patience and discipline to write/share about matters of the heart, soul and spirit of living in/of which you are simpatico. Although this is a sequel to The 4 Agreements, it is NOT necessary to read the previous title. As all areas are covered within these pages/chapters.
The pros of the audiobook format is perfect for this genre of books/authors 1. you can bookmark certain sections that are significant and replay them during the times you might need to hear them. 2. Miguel's universal prayers are always good to have on tap during trying times.
Peter Coyote voice is heartfelt. It's very important that the voice reflects the author and his point of view/prespective especially in this genre. ONE of my FAVE-st authors!

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Excellent guide for people who are ready for it.

A very abstract view of how to view the world and your life. Excellent narration. Not a lot of fluff either. Concise and difficult to understand topics repeated in different ways to insure you understand the concept. Probably not for everyone though. Pretty deep stuff.

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Life Changing!

The concepts in this book reinforce and expand upon my all time favorite book The Four Agreements. I truly believe these books should be required reading for humanity. I've listened to this book upwards of 20 times now and never get tired of it.

I love Peter Coyotes voice too and find it very soothing. Wish he narrated all of Don Miguel Ruiz's books.

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Good Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, though it goes very deep but some very good points!

What other book might you compare The Fifth Agreement to and why?

The Four Agreements should be read first.

Which character – as performed by Peter Coyote – was your favorite?

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What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Listen more carefully and consider all you hear. Don't buy into other people's opinions. They are just that, opinions.

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The Four Didn't Need More

I originally read the Four Agreements years ago and they changed me and the way I lived my life. Agreement number 2 especially (don't take anything personally) made a difference and continues to do that today.
The Fifth Agreement is a good refresher for the original Four and an interesting addition to the agreements. Well worth the read. Not as impactful as the first book but how could it be, it was only 1 agreement against four. Thanks Don Ruiz, again!

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Great sequel

If you could sum up The Fifth Agreement in three words, what would they be?

More wisdom from Don Miguel Ruiz

What does Peter Coyote bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I listen to these books rather than reading them b/c of Peter Coyote's reading.

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  • Mr. J. A. Ball
  • 08-29-18

Apply the 5th agreement to the book

Much of the book is a recap of the 4 Agreements, which is nice to review but is not fresh content. The 5th Agreement, which I will not spoil for those who don't know it, is a principle I already apply in my life and it's a good one but it's one that should also be applied to the teachings of this book, and indeed any teachings.
I enjoyed the book and I love the wisdom of it but I found some of the assertions to be unreasonable and found myself applying the 5th Agreement. As rules to live by, all 5 agreements are valuable and worth striving towards. I'm not sure how much of the expansion on the 5th agreement was actually useful or valuable, once you know what it is. It probably would have been helpful to do a deep dive into cognitive biases, as that is what it mainly relates to. The bible references/analogies and spiritual stories were a little off-putting for me but didn't quash the message of the book.

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  • Heiða
  • 12-29-19

feelgood for all the money

Like entering a dream. Narrator is perfect. One of the best feel good book I have read.

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  • Rachel
  • 06-30-18

Agreements should be taught in Schools!

When you speak/live your authentic truth, it opens the way for others to do so!

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  • Jenny Lowe
  • 03-12-21

On my 3rd listen...

Awesome book, already recommended to several people!
Thoroughly recommended to you too!
Game changer, seriously x

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  • Ruta
  • 07-21-20

Love this book

I absolutely loved this book - the philosophy is simple to understand, but so powerful. The reading was wonderful, too - calm and clear. It was great to listen in the evenings, or just in the times when I really needed something calm and reasuring. Highly recommend.

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  • Edmero
  • 01-21-20

Well ..

One of the best (if not the best) book in the world! This book goes straight to the essence of life ..

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  • Dillie Bubble
  • 07-30-14

Thought provoking and life changing

If you've ever considered the insanity of the world and the way we respond to things. If you've realised that almost everything we stress about is nothing more than self initiated torture, then you will get this book. You have to listen carefully, to really get the concepts, but by the end of the book, you will realise that life need never be the same again. Life changing stuff if you care to take it onboard.

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  • Lisa
  • 04-13-13

Back to basics inspiration

This practical guide adds to Ruiz' first book on the 4 agreements. It is back to basics common sense the Toltec way and can be applied by anyone and everyone. Truly inspiring and simple, and made all the more enjoyable when heard through the chocolatey tones of Peter Coyote's voice. Highly recommended.

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  • vanessa
  • 12-14-12

repetitive

I couldn't get past the first 2 chapters of this book. It is so repetitive it drove me mad. It seems there is one idea in the book and this is endlessly repeated in different ways ad nauseum. The idea is not even original. Very disappointing as I loved "the four agreements" by the same author. It is basically terribly dull.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-22

repetitive

nothing wrong with the narration, the book itself is repetitive; and referenced exact same content of four agreements.

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  • Artin
  • 04-03-17

Could be summerised

I guess the whole book could be summarised in 10 to 20 pages. So much unnecessary repetition.

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  • Matthew D Mitchell
  • 06-15-17

A must have if you have read the 4 Agreements!!

This book really ties everything together. A beautiful follow up to an amazing way of life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-29-20

simple yet profound

don't believe everything you think!
with such a well explained practice and well defined 5 guide line
I can't imagine anxiety could ever survive

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  • R. D. Jeans
  • 01-19-20

Brilliant!!!!

Opened my eyes to listening and love and communication

It’s changed my life. I just hope not Too late to put into practice and save my relationship. I love u Heli Murray. Xxxx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-18

interesting

easy listening confirmation of self improvement and self empowerment. a must read to build self confidence

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  • Beth
  • 09-13-18

additional information.

great additional information to the first book . read in relaxed easy manner making the experience of listening to this book very entertaining.

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  • David Nancarrow
  • 07-31-22

Change

This book is a must for anyone, lost within the world or themselves,

Change starts with us every one of us,

What a great read/listen

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  • Aaron Maddocks
  • 06-17-22

Brilliant!

One of the best books ever composed, in my humble opinion. Do yourself a favour, and listen. ❤🙌

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  • mario ruel
  • 03-26-22

The answer to peace on earth

If peace on earth starts with inner peace then this is where I found it. The 4 agreements were the resin that changed my direction and my life from chronic anxiety to pure Love and then the 5th agreement the catalyst that brought it all together as the new foundation for who I am

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-21

powerful.

Everyone should read this and the four agreements and aim to live by them.