The Langbourne Series

4 books in series
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Langbourne Publisher's Summary

Fleeing persecution in Poland, a young Jewish family settles in England, where two brothers begin work in a cigarette factory. 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 Africa.

It is 1891 when Morris and David, both young teenagers, arrive in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. With neither family nor friends, they decide to try their hands in the cigarette business, the only thing they know. 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 offers protection from the dangers of wild animals that they never even knew existed.

With the solid grounding their parents instilled in them during their upbringing, the boys learn to adapt and accept Africa's ways, her people, and her cultures. Taking on a life filled with danger, mystery and strange customs is one thing, but can they take on an international corporation and survive?

This book is based on a true story.

©2014 Alan P. Landau (P)2016 Audioshelf
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  • Book 1

    • Langbourne

    • The Langbourne Series
    • By: Alan P. Landau
    • Narrated by: Adrian Galley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is 1891 when Morris and David, both young teenagers, arrive in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. With neither family nor friends, they decide to try their hands in the cigarette business, the only thing they know. 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 offers protection from the dangers of wild animals that they never even knew existed. With the solid grounding their parents instilled in them during their upbringing, the boys learn to adapt and accept Africa's ways.

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    Regular price: $9.07

  • Book 2

    • Langbourne's Rebellion

    • The Langbourne Series
    • By: Alan P. Landau
    • Narrated by: Adrian Galley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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    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.

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  • Book 3

    • Langbourne's Empire

    • The Langbourne Series
    • By: Alan P. Landau
    • Narrated by: Adrian Galley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is 1894 in the remote settlement of Bulawayo, in what later became Southern Rhodesia. Recent immigrants from Ireland, Morris and David Langbourne throw body and soul into rebuilding their previously devastated business. Between Morris' brilliant business acumen and David's almost limitless energy, their future looks very promising as they take massive financial and logistical risks and look forward to a booming business in the backwoods of beyond.

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  • Book 4

    • Langbourne's Evolution

    • By: Alan P Landau
    • Narrated by: Adrian Galley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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    It is 1898 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, and the Langbourne brothers’ business is maturing, and so are the boys. Morris decides the time is right for them to expand the business into Europe, and he leaves his younger siblings to grow the African operation while he returns to his homeland in Ireland. But Africa works in her mysterious ways; good plans are always put to the test, and this is no exception for the Langbourne brothers. 

    Regular price: $19.95