Cry of the Needle

  • by Roger Radford
  • Narrated by Nigel Patterson
  • 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When medical malpractice leads to violent revenge, Irish-style....
Kieran Kelly's world turns upside down when his wife's health is devastated by an epidural in childbirth. Incensed by damning evidence of medical and pharmaceutical misconduct, the tormented former IRA hit man plots revenge against those he deems responsible, including a government that doesn't seem to care.
Kelly's quest brings him face-to-face with an alcoholic physician, an altruistic scientist, and a corrupt government minister - but not before the love of a stunningly beautiful but crippled countess makes him question his motives. He meets Countess Magda von Esterhazy at a meeting of a self-help group for victims of the uniquely painful iatrogenic (doctor-caused) disease that struck down his wife. Magda awakens feelings that he thought he had lost forever.
Meanwhile, one of Kelly's targets, scientist Jonathan Tring, finds himself embroiled in the Machiavellian machinations of his boss, the gruff and corrupt owner of a pharmaceutical company, and the man's stunning young American wife. In all the mayhem, Tring, too, finds love - and desperately wants to live to enjoy it.
Cry of the Needle is a searing tale of love and vengeance. Revenge is a dish best served Irish.

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Evils of Malpractice

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Cry of the Needle is a great story which holds your attention from the beginning to the shocking ending.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Cry of the Needle?

A play-by -play of hostage negotiations, British style


Have you listened to any of Nigel Patterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nigel Patterson is prominent in my audio library because of his amazing talent. In this book he portrays an Irish rogue, a Southern Belle, a Welshman and several English characters. He is truly amazing.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The love the Irishman had for his wife and children is very moving. He is willing to die to avenge the wrong that ruined his family.


Any additional comments?

Don't hesitate to listen to this wonderful story about love, the pharmaceutical industry and the power of money. Well worth your time.

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- Ann Keeran

Great thriller

Great story well written well narrated. I have it a 4 do to the excessive sexual content. It made it so that I could not listen to it in the car around my kids. The characters and the story were captivating the scenarios had a gritty realism that kept you hooked. The message was clear good and powerful. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review
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- Mary Karowski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: roger radford