The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stanley N. Alpert

Narrated By: Paul Michael Garcia

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2009

Duration: 10 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

On January 21, 1998, the night before his thirty-eighth birthday, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped by a car full of gun-toting thugs. Hoping to make a large withdrawal with his ATM card, they took him, blindfolded, to a Brooklyn apartment, and improvised. All night, his captors alternately held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions of "gangsta" philosophy, sought his legal advice, and even offered him sexual favors from their prostitute girlfriends as a "birthday present." As Alpert talked with them, played on their attitudes and fears, and memorized every detail he could, his law-enforcement colleagues launched a major police and FBI investigation that would take many strange twists and turns. Filled with immediacy, drama, and extraordinary characters, The Birthday Party reads like a thriller—but every word is true.

"One of the most exhilarating, improbable New York stories ever told."—New York Times

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  • Sandy

    I at least listened to 3 C-D's but couldn't last--very boring-guy gets taken on his birthday, guy gets kept on his birthday, guy might escape but doens't on his birthday. I couldn't waste any more of my time.

  • Nell

    This book proves that truth is stranger than fiction. This is so suspenceful that I could not put it down !