by Alan P. Landau

Narrated by Adrian Galley

Length: 9 hours 5 min


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Fleeing persecution in Poland in 1879, a young Jewish family settle in England where two brothers begin work in a cigarette factory. After falling upon hard times they migrate to Ireland where the eldest brother is briefly accused of murder. Enduring poverty and scant support from their father after their mother dies, the brothers decide to take matters into their own hands and set sail for the mysterious continent of Africa.

It was 1891 when Morris and David Langbourne, both young teenagers, arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. With neither family nor friends they decide to try their hand in the cigarette business, the only thing they new. They befriend Nguni, a large and well-muscled man of the Xhosa tribe, who leads them into the African bush to find a tobacco farming community and to offer protection from the dangers of wild animals that they never even knew existed.

With the solid grounding their parents instilled in their upbringing, the boys learn to adapt and accept Africa’s ways, her people and her cultures. With the help of a tobacco farmer they meet in the hinterland they discover more about the wonders of Africa’s wildlife. But taking on a life filled with danger, mystery and strange customs is one thing; can they take on an international corporation and survive? Based on a true story.


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alan-landau audiobook authorAlan Landau was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) in 1959.

In 1978 he joined the British South Africa Police (formally the BSAC). At that time Rhodesia was entangled in a civil war that ended in 1980. After serving in the new Zimbabwe Republic Police for a short time, Alan retired to enter the commercial world.

Alan worked in Zimbabwe’s widely known tobacco industry for five years before joining his father and ultimately taking over the family business when his father retired to the UK. Later on, Alan was involved in the travel, tourism, hotel, property, financial, and retail sectors. His service to his community took the form of Rotary International with a committed focus on the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Having migrated to Brisbane, Australia, in 2001, Alan bought a franchise in the retail sector, which he successfully ran with his late wife and two children. In 2012 he sold the business and went into semi-retirement. He now pursues his hobbies of writing, travelling, wildlife safaris and ornithology with his wife, Sharon.

You can find more about the Author on his website: and you can purchase the audiobook on Amazon.

Adrian Galley works professionally as an actor, voice artist scriptwriter and broadcast journalist. Broadcast stints include Channel Africa, Radio RSA, SAfm, 702 and Cape Talk where he was the morning news anchor for some years.

His standard delivery is English, but he is able to create a variety of characters with a proficiency in a number of accents and dialects. He has a warm, rich voice that you could listen to for hours. His professional and friendly demeanour will ensure your audiobook meets the highest standards

Title: Langbourne

Series: The Langbourne Series (#1 in the Series)

Written by: Alan P. Landau

Published by: Audioshelf (Pty) Ltd.

Published: 13 October 2016

Read by: Adrian Galley

Duration: 9 hours 5 minutes

Genre: Adventure

ISBN: 978-0-9941630-9-7