New Audio Guide Brings Legends to Life on Boston’s 375th Anniversary

Exploring Boston By iPod

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — What if you could walk alone through Boston and hear its most dramatic moments come to life around you? A young company called Audissey Guides has combined technology and drama to help you do just that.

It has just released The Boston Audissey, an MP3/iPod walking tour through one of America’s most legendary cities. The tour is also available on CD.

“Now people can experience the Boston Tea Party on their iPod,” said Rob Pyles, a 27-year old Bostonian and Executive Producer of The Boston Audissey. “For more adventurous travelers, it lets you re-live the city’s greatest events in an intimate way.”

It’s not your typical, staid historical presentation. A pumping musical score and sound effects bring a Hollywood-style drama, as listeners walk to 27 sites. Fourteen Bostonians narrate the tour, providing true local flavor. Narrators include:

* Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
* Luigi “Big Lou” DeMarco, an authority on the Italian North End
* Michael Patrick MacDonald, best-selling author of All Souls: a Family
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“It’s our hometown,” said Big Lou. “Who can tell its stories better than us?”

The tour focuses largely on the city’s “secret” sites. Listeners walk in the footsteps of fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad on Beacon Hill, and visit the former headquarters of the Boston Mafia in the North End.

The Boston Audissey lets people experience Boston independently — away from groups and trolleys. The 78-minute tour includes a map that leads listeners to each site, making even the timid tourist feel like a modern-day Indiana Jones.

“It’s exciting to see this generation experience Boston’s history in a new way,” said Pat Moscaritolo, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau, which is helping to promote the tour.

“When you walk to these places and hear what someone experienced there, time stands still,” said Pyles. “Even a street corner can become a sacred place.”

The Boston Audissey is available on MP3 for $12.95 and CD for $19.95 at http://www.audisseyguides.com/.

About Audissey Guides

Poised at the intersection of education and entertainment, Audissey Guides produces audio walking tours that make history come alive. For more info, visit http://www.audisseyguides.com/.

CDs, MP3/iPod Audio Files, and Photo Images provided upon request.

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