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    • Dr. Robert H. Goddard: A Brief Biography: Father of American Rocketry and the Space Age

    • 30 Minute Book Series, 21
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Dr. Robert Goddard was the first scientist who not only realized the potential for rockets for space flight but also contributed directly in making them a reality. His rare talent in both creative science and practical engineering placed Goddard well above the European rocket pioneers. The dedicated research and experimentation into the development of rockets by the modest man went largely unrecognized in the Untied States until the dawn of the space age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All my heroes are pilots and scientists.

    • By Daniel Cascaddan on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • President Ronald Reagan: A Short Biography

    • 30 Minute Book Series, Book 19
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Born of humble beginnings, Ronald Reagan came into the world as the son of working class parents in Illinois. During his youth, he wasn't a particularly gifted student, but he did graduate from college. A Hollywood actor and union leader turned politician, he served as the 33rd governor of California during the tumultuous period from 1967 to 1975. Though his hard work, determination, and a bit of good luck, Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States, in office between 1981 and 1989.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Alexander Hamilton - A Short Biography

    • 30 Minute Book Series 10
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alexander Hamilton, born in the British West Indies, was an outsider from the very beginning. His illegitimate birth drove him to prove his worthiness to others throughout his life. His quest for honor was one of the defining characteristics that colored his decisions. Hamilton was a small man with a large ambition, and this would drive him to greatness and create some powerful enemies in his wake.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Buying and Selling Silver Bullion Like a Pro

    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Do you want to know exactly what buying and selling silver bullion entails? This definitive eBook on silver bullion investing written by Doug West is for investors who want to enter the world of silver investing armed with all the information they need in order to succeed. The book discusses the buying power of silver. It is written in a way that easily convinces anyone who is still on the fence with regard to investing in silver bullion to make the decision by presenting facts and figures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of a podcast than a book

    • By Lifes-a-port on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler and the 1936 Summer Olympics

    • 30 Minute Book Series
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Both Jesse Owens and Adolf Hitler grew up in poverty, and both men struggled to find their footing later in life. Owens represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics, after which he found it difficult to sustain a well-paying job. Adolf Hitler moved to Vienna as a teenager, following his parents' death, but he never found the financial success he so desperately craved as an artist. He spent most of his time in the city a penniless, unemployed young man. The similarities between the two men end there.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Short Biography of the Scientist Sir Isaac Newton

    • 30 Minute Book Series 1
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The separation from his mother at an early age appears to have left a permanent scar on young Isaac Newton that followed him through the rest of his life. He never married or had any children and had but a few close friends. He would work frantically for days on end, seemingly without food or rest, resting only when the creative spirit left him. However, the work of this ponderous man would have a profound effect on the world as we know it today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for a short book, but woeful narrator!

    • By Michael on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Hot Daddies: Gay Erotic Fiction

    • By: Richard Labonte (editor), Dominic Santi, Dale Chase, and others
    • Narrated by: Drake Stone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 44

    One of the most powerful icons for gay men is the hunky, rough-hewn, authoritative daddy figure, who can offer hot kisses, warm embraces, and a firm hand with equal intensity. This collection of erotic stories reveals the unique sexual and emotional bonds between these older daddies and younger gay men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great nairator and some hot stories

    • By Jeff on 03-09-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thomas Jefferson

    • A Short Biography
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Thomas Jefferson is known by most as the third president of the United States, but his legacy extends much further than that. Born to a wealthy plantation owner, Thomas was the third of nine children. When he was just 14, his father died, leaving him half his land, slaves, and wealth. These circumstances allowed Thomas to attend college at the age of 16, and later on, to study under one of the top lawyers of the time. His political history is one of great triumph and struggle.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Daddies: Gay Erotic Stories

    • By: Richard Labonte (editor), Doug Harrison, Barry Alexander, and others
    • Narrated by: Preston Fitzcharge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 10

    Men of a certain age. Guys with baritone voices who speak with the confidence that only maturity imparts. The characters in Daddies take you deep into the world of father figures and the beautiful young men who desire them - from Doug Harrison's leather-loving "Jungle Daddy" to Barry Alexander's boy-into-man "Night Visit" and Jeff Mann's nurturing daddy bear and his cub in "Lost River".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Condoms? REALLY???

    • By James on 05-22-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Galileo Galilei - A Short Biography

    • 30 Minute Book Series
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Galileo Galilei grew up in a time when nearly everyone thought the Earth was the center of the universe and the Sun and the planets revolved around the Earth. His intellectual world was dominated by the work of the ancient philosopher Aristotle. Science as we know it today was just starting to emerge from the dark ages and it was blended with religion so that the two at were hard to distinguish between. Galileo's work included a radial improvement in a parlor toy called a spyglass.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The American Revolutionary War: A Short History

    • 30 Minute Book Series 5
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The birth of the United States of America signaled a deadly struggle that cost the lives of thousands of American and British soldiers. The conflict between the mother country, Britain, and the colonists didn't start overnight; it was series of events over a decade that finally led to the first shots being fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord. This bitter war would drag on for years, with battlegrounds scattered up and down the eastern seaboard of the now United States - few were spared the effects of the war.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

    • A Short Biography
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Margaret Thatcher was a British stateswoman and the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. From 1975 to 1990, she was the Leader of the Conservative Party. She was elected Prime Minister three times and served for 11 years, longer than any other British prime minister of the 20th century. Her political views, based on loose economics and individual self-realization, along with her policies, were referred to as Thatcherism, which for decades remained an influential political concept in the United Kingdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By Christiane on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Benjamin Franklin - A Short Biography

    • 30 Minute Book, Series 4
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Benjamin Franklin was first and foremost a public servant, but he was also a prolific writer, humorist, musician, inventor, businessman, and scientist. He was always working to improve civic society. Among many other things, he organized the first volunteer fire department and established the first lending library in America. In the 18th century, he was celebrated as a scientist, inventor, and innovator who somehow emerged from the obscurity of his modest birth to prominence.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Short Biography

    • 30 Minute Book Series, Book 16
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    At first glance, John Forbes Nash Jr. seemed to have it all: a PhD from Princeton, a beautiful wife, and a fantastic job teaching mathematics at MIT. He had no idea that at the age of 31, his entire life would fall apart, and it would take decades of hospitalization before his brilliant self would reemerge from the hell of schizophrenia - not unlike a butterfly trapped too long in a cocoon.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Charles Lindbergh: A Short Biography: Famed Aviator and Environmentalist

    • Thirty Minute Book Series, Book 23
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Deal
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The 25-year old Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, and took off for Paris, determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised to the first pilot to fly nonstop between New York and Paris. For the next 33 hours, as he navigated through storms across the perilous Atlantic Ocean, news of his attempt circled the globe, making him an international celebrity by the time he reached Paris.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • In the Footsteps of Columbus (Annotated)

    • Introduction and Biography Included
    • By: Doug West, Annie Cannon
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is a story of Miss Cannon's trip to Spain and Italy in 1893 where she visits some of the major cathedrals, mosques, and palaces in Spain. Miss Cannon also journeys to Italy to visit the childhood home of Christopher Columbus. Her book was used at the massive 1893 World's Fair held in Chicago as a promotional booklet for the Blair Camera Company.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Great Depression

    • A Short History
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    There are many theories as to why the United States and then much of the world entered into a long period of price deflation, high unemployment, and an overall significant economic downturn, which we now call the Great Depression. People always wonder why this horrendous event occurred and there is no simple answer to this question. It was a perfect storm of events that came together and brought about an inevitable plummet in the lives of millions.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The French and Indian War

    • A Short History
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Beginning with a skirmish involving inexperienced British officer George Washington, the Iroquois chief, and the ill-fated French emissary in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, a chain of events culminated in what would effectively become the First World War. The French and Indian War, as it is known in North America, was part of a larger conflict called the Seven Years' War, which involved nations on three continents.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • John Adams - A Short Biography

    • 30 Minute Book Series 9
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    John Adams was in some form of service to America for most of his adult life - serving as a representative to the Continental Congress, envoy to European nations, vice president and, finally, ending his political career as the second president of the United States. At only five-foot-seven, nearly bald, a little overweight, occasionally cranky, and without most of his teeth, John Adams was not an Adonis, but through his intellect, force of will, and dogged determination, he would become one of the founding fathers of America.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Coinage of the United States

    • A Short History
    • By: Doug West
    • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The history of United States coinage is a story that parallels the rise of America. Starting from a humble beginning in a basement in Philadelphia in the first few years of the country, it grew to a large highly sophisticated system that produces millions of coins per year. Due to a lack of silver, the first silver coins produced by the Mint came from silverware contributed by George and Martha Washington.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tremendous value on US monetary history

    • By Philo on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $3.95

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