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Publisher's Summary

No one is above the law.

Barfield Prison is one of the toughest high-security prisons in England, housing the country's most dangerous criminals. And when an inmate is found dead in his cell, a riot breaks out, forcing the authorities to investigate a potential murder.

Despite being Barfield's youngest ever female Governor, Helen Hewitt is seen as the best woman for the job. But with a prison full of corrupt and suspicious officers, restless inmates and a broken system, Helen has her work cut out - and no allies to help her....

Based on the popular TV series starring Janet McTeer, the complete and unabridged Governor series is now available for the first time in audio.

©2020 Lynda La Plante (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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  • Jenny Morris
  • 15-09-2020

Brilliant. Good Story line. clear to listen to.

Brilliant. couldnt turn it off.istened to in 2 day. Good voices. very clear to hear & understand.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-2020

Slow

Very slow. Good story about prison life. Similar events to those shared by the autobiographies of prison officers much told in a mild story fashion. Story did not hold my interest and I struggled to stay with it to the end.

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  • WAP
  • 27-03-2021

Keen to know what happens next!

I liked her, The Governor. We're on her side, and understand her strengths, weaknesses and desires. I want see her through the next stage.

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  • Su C.
  • 08-02-2021

Excellent!

Thoroughly enjoyed this Audible by Lynda La Plante, as I have all of her work. I'm looking forward to part 2.

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  • Michelle Clarke
  • 10-06-2021

gripping, thoroughly enjoyed.

loved it. would highly recommend, brilliant a really great book can't wait for the next book

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  • Mrs. T.L.Gray
  • 08-06-2021

Brilliant

I could hardly get on with my day it held me and wonderful read by Lucy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-2021

brilliantly read, really enjoyed it

immediately bought book 2 - Lucy Price-Lewis is fantastic and brings Linda's book to life 👌🏻

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-2021

Compulsive listening... recommend!

I’ve never read (listened) to any of Lynda La Planet’s books before, but this was on offer. It was an absolutely brilliant book and I couldn’t stop listening. I’ve already popped The Governor Part 2 into the wish list! Whilst the accents go a bit off at times, it doesn’t massively impact the story and overall, Price-Lewis, performance is excellent!!! Definitely recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-2021

Slow

Didn't enjoy this. Not usual high standard of this author. A slow and repetitive read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2021

Worth a listen

Having been aware and watched some of Lynda La Plantes’ books as TV adaptations I’ve never actually listened to or read a Lynda La Plante book before so it was with a little trepidation that I decided to give this one a go. I wasn’t disappointed. A thoroughly enjoyable listen. The storyline was substantial and the narrator was pretty good. Certainly makes you think about what life can be life from the viewpoint of prison staff and the incarcerated. I would recommend this book, it’s worth the credit.

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