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Walking Boston is truly a unique tour experience for many reasons. Beyond touring historic Boston with an actual relative of the legendary Paul Revere, every group or family tour receives a free copy of the One April in Boston audio book (a $20 value, one per group).

Students and all tour participants receive access to the MP3 Audio and eBook versions online. Learn more about One April in Boston written by Ben Edwards.

Only Walking Boston provides a free audio product that brings your tour experience to life through children’s literature.

Those who book one of the extended tour options also receive an MP3 download of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride”. Learn more here.

One April in Boston Audio Sample

The One April in Boston audio book is read by Phil Rosenthal. Mr. Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist and record producer. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the White House and, as the lead singer and guitarist in the bluegrass band The Seldom Scene, received a Grammy nomination for his work on Scene 20. Mr. Rosenthal’s audio recordings for children, under the label American Melody, have garnered wide acclaim including awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, American Library Association and other organizations. Listen to a sample below.

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A Special Bonus

Two of the nation’s most important documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address are woven into the storyline of One April in Boston. The audio book contains a wonderful bonus track – a version of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address performed by Jim Getty.

Mr. Getty has portrayed Abraham Lincoln in historic Gettysburg since 1978. Getty’s voice is that of the 16th President in 2 A&E programs (1) Abraham Lincoln; A Biography, and (2) The Lincoln Assassination. Mr. Getty recites the Gettysburg Address each year at ceremonies held at Soldiers’ National Cemetery.

Jim Getty’s rendition is a real treat. His voice captures Lincoln’s as those who knew the President described it. Lincoln was a tenor, both high-pitched and shrill, and not a baritone as many have come to believe. Listen to a brief sample below.

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