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LeVar Burton Reads
The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, 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...Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to
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4.9 stars from 9,311 ratings
Its LeVar Burton. Reading. Sci-fi! It’s perfect! What more can I say? Just listen to it.
Estrada36 via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 07/22/19
I just keep adding to my list of books I need to read based on Mr. Burtons selections! So many great stories that leave you thinking, crying, laughing or simply moved. Hey Levar! If you see this my story suggestion is Pump Six and other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi. Specifically his stories...Read full review »
Miss McNuggets via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/19
Reading Rainbow for adults
I love Levar Burton and Levar Burton loves reading. He is an excellent narrator, plus he has impeccable taste. I have enjoyed every story he’s picked, and he’s picked from a wide range of genres.
AmazingThorr12456 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/19
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