Langbourne’s Rebellion


by Alan P. Landau

Narrated by Adrian Galley

Length: 9 hours 18 min



The remarkable story of the Langbourne brothers is picked up in 1893. Morris, just 17, makes the bold and risky decision to head north, deeper into Africa. Morris and his younger brother David thus embark on a new adventure – to set up business as traders. After walking through the African bush for three months with six wagons laden with goods, and hardly a track to guide them, Morris and David stop in the settlement of KoBulawayo and build their first warehouse out of wooden poles and mud. Realising a radical change in plan is needed, Morris devises a new business strategy that propels them towards success. A political impasse rapidly develops between the European Administration, and the ruthless King Lobengula’s massive Ndebele army. A brief and savage war erupts between the two powers; the brother’s business is unavoidably affected, and David is hunted by the Ndebele army when he tries to rescue a friend. Undaunted, but wiser to the perils of Africa, Morris sets his mind to recover their pride, their reputation, and business. Based on a true story and actual events.

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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 18 minutes

Genre: Adventure

ISBN: 978-0-9953628-1-9