Langbourne’s Empire


by Alan P. Landau

Narrated by Adrian Galley

Length: 10 hours 37 min




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Based on a true story…

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.

Then the unimaginable happens: disease, a devastating plague, unforgivable stupidity in political designs, war, and starvation. And if this wasn’t enough, Morris makes a very simple mistake with exponential consequences.

Yet these are the Langbourne brothers, and they refuse to be beaten.


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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’s Empire

Series: The Langbourne Series (#3 in the Series)

Written by: Alan P. Landau

Published by: Audioshelf (Pty) Ltd.

Published: 20 March 2017

Read by: Adrian Galley

Duration: 10 hours 37 minutes

Genre: Adventure

ISBN: 978-0-9953628-5-7