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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
  • 09-15-20

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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  • 05-25-20

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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  • Mrs. J. F. Scott
  • 09-22-21

Great Book

Love the strong characters in this book. It's written and narrated well. A great listen

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  • Sharon
  • 10-17-21

Didn’t know what to expect and I enjoyed it

The title says it all . Did enjoy it even though at times could seem a little too far fetched.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-21

Disappointing

Struggled to finish this one.Not up to La Plante normal standard.Disappointing plot line and lacking character depth.

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  • WAP
  • 03-27-21

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.
  • 02-08-21

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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  • Anne
  • 12-22-21

really enjoyed it

another great story by such a fantastic author, can't wait to hear another of her book's

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  • Clare Yemm
  • 11-16-21

Gripping stuff

Brilliant from the word go. Totally believable, well narrated from the start 10/10. Fabulous

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-31-21

Well narrated, can't believe the positive reviews.

A dreary, misandric, racist promotion of the wrongs in today's society.

Promotion of a female governor for total failure.

Appalling racist/sexist recruitment of staff.

Constant reference to how much she has to do by herself. That is because she is abrasive, sexist incompetent, totally unsuitable for the role.

Far, far too much attention to dress and clothes; not to mention her bitching about other women.

Not even prepared to accept responsibility for failure. That is what managers do.

A truly hideous book, with an even worse ending.

I will never read another La Plante novel. She is a one trick pony

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  • KK
  • 01-18-22

a long story of nothing at all

it’s fascinating how a book of such length can have no real plot, no mystery, no suspense, no action, just words, words and more words

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-21

Great story & narrator

Loved this book - kept me wanting more
And the narrator is amazing at all the different voices!

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  • 11-22-21

Female Govenor of a Male Prison

I found this story had a slow start but became more interesting asit progressed. i now want to listen to the second book. Well narrated