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Publisher's Summary

The crime doesn't always fit the punishment.

A life-and-death hostage situation at Barfield High Security prison brings Governor Helen Hewitt back to her old stomping ground. But things have changed at Barfield.

A new, highly dangerous prisoner poses a threat to the peace, and when discord boils over, the prisoners join forces in an audacious escape attempt. As violence erupts among the officers and the inmates, Hewitt must once again restore order. Before it's too late.

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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  • 04-18-22

I have to disagree with the negative reviews...

I actually liked this 2nd book. The 1st book was great to lay out the characters and to show how Helen evolved. Yet, the second book, you could see Helen actually implementing the "new" version of herself throughout. She was strong and no one stood in her way. Her only soft side in this book was she actually had a boyfriend! Which, didn't really fit her new work personality 😉 But was nice to see for her. I believe that many of the negative reviews and feelings are coming from the last minute of the book. It ended extremely abruptly & not at all like any of us would want for the characters 😪 (Which could easily make another book- but right now-there isn't one) But, just because every book doesn't have a happy ending...doesn't mean that the book wasn't good!!

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Great!

This sequel did not disappoint. The ending was quite unexpected. I always miss the characters at the end of a good series.

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disappointed book ending

I could not believe how this series started well but ended So badly as illustrated the storyline was all a disaster also too charge so much for this Audiobook is a disgrace!

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Blah.

The story was engaging, but empty. The characters revived in this book seemed hollow or just off. For example, Victor Braithwaite seemed an odd choice to bring back, but his "new" attributes seemed contradictory to those in the first book. The ending was horrible. The only thing good about this book was the narrator. She was incredible and I'd listen to her read most anything.

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Helen Hewitt returns to Barfield Prison

The first chapter is a grabber, and the tension never lessens. After the abrupt ending, I was disappointed that there was no sequel. Nevertheless, this is a fast-paced and enjoyable listen.

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Very abrupt ending

Clearly there was meant to be a third book and tv series for The Governor. It’s the only way to explain the abrupt ending.

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  • 02-08-21

Fabulous

I have just finished listening to the two audios of the Governor series by Lynda La Plante. I have long been a fan of her work and have quite a collection. So time ago I began to listen to her work on Audible. I have to say that I enjoyed them all over again.
Lately, I purchased The Governor and The Governor part 2; never, have I listened to two more thrilling, exciting, audibles. I thoroughly enjoyed them. I highly recommend them. I await eagerly for a part 3!

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  • 08-04-21

I hope there's a part 3!

so annoyed by the ending! if there's not a 3rs part I've wasted my time on both the first and this book.

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  • Judith Costello
  • 10-18-21

Enjoyable - until the ending.

I enjoyed the book until it came to an abrupt end & it doesn’t look like there is a third in the series. Nothing worse than a book that seems unfinished from a readers point of view. I feel like I wasted my time listening to it for it to end like that.

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  • Mr. J. Collins
  • 09-04-22

Poor sequel

As often happens, the sequel is not as good as the original. Shame really.
The story is far fetched and lacks credibility, the ending begs for another book which hopefully doesn’t get written or is written by someone else.
Sounds harsh but I assure you that it’s merited

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  • Nicky Palmer
  • 09-02-22

brilliantly read and gripping

loved it, narration excellent differention for characters spot on, brilliant characters and storyline well researched

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  • AnnW
  • 08-17-22

Disappointing

Ending is extremely disappointing. Assume after this length of time there is no Part 3.
Wish I hadn’t listened to them. Expected better from this author

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  • Jacky
  • 05-03-22

Brilliant compelling prison drama

Absolutely loved this second book in the series, compelling a page turner so good to follow characters through in the storyline, I do hope there will be a 3rd book, narration was brilliant and added to the storyline

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-22

A good book ruined by the ending.

If there isn't to be a third book then this was a complete waste of time. The book ends before the story is completed and although I was enjoying the book, the ending ruins this and I'm left wondering why did I bother?

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  • Mrs Smith
  • 03-19-22

What's next?

I really enjoyed this story. It was full of action, life, and death. My only complaint was the last chapter. How did it go with The Mikado? How did it go with the governer at the end of the book? Is there going to be a "The Governor Part 3?"

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-30-22

Governor

loved both books governor 1 and 2 was disappointed that it finished read beautifully by Lucy Price Lewis

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  • Tezza
  • 09-07-22

The fun goes on

I love Lynda la Plante's writing so much that I have every single one of her books in my wish list....could be a serious crime on my bank balance very soon.

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  • Lee
  • 04-10-22

Great book

Great book but didn’t like the ending unless there is going to to be more books to come

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  • gen
  • 02-25-22

Good but ending was poor

Whilst I liked it, the ending was very disappointing especially as there’s no further book to explain it

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  • Mimosa
  • 01-21-22

A great sequel to The Governor!

This book kept pulling me back, even though I didn't really enjoy listening to it. That may have been because I really did not enjoy listening to the presenter. The plot was great, though there were times when I wondered if I had skipped part of it.
Wish there was another follow-up book or do I just have to accept the ending? I feel it's open to a continuation!