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LeVar Burton Reads
The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 16,319 ratings
Levar Reads is fantastic
It is great to hear stories that are so enjoyed and shared. Levar’s enthusiasm for story and their creators is infectious and encourages all of us to share our favourites with everyone.
2120 neko via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/14/21
A happy Day
Yes, this made me cry, and I thank you most sincerely
cloudman1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/21
The uncle we all deserve!!
His voice & infamous catch phrase at the end is like an ode to my childhood! I’ve been reading with Lavar my whole life & this podcast does not disappoint. The stories are great..... layered & cultured with various genres! & Lavar reads with such an element of wonder.... like a...Read full review »
Get to know Him via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
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