Reviews
I happened to come across this podcast recently, and I am so very grateful I did. I am home on maternity leave, and I’m glad I have found something to keep my mind engaged while tending a newborn and house that isn’t mindless television or phone scrolling. The stories are through provoking and...Read full review »
LadyAramis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/21
Even though I basically fall asleep mid story, I find myself waking up and immediately reach for the phone to find out the end of the story! I can’t wait for a news season! Thank you LeVar Burton
avmberna via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/21
The excellent selection of stories, and the expert and thoughtful way LeVar Burton reads them, have stuck with me for days, months, and years. I’m exposed to wonderful writers, and “The Paper Menagerie” and “Mono No Aware” are two stories that I return to, as they have shifted me and changed me...Read full review »
Pinelover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/21
Having just listened to the, “The Paper Menagerie” I am enthralled! I’m a 67yr old lady, and my eyes prevent me from reading as much as I used to, then I discovered audible books. I have always enjoyed your voice and your reading! Now that I have found your podcast, I will be listening daily! I...Read full review »
Echo634 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/21
LeVar, thank you so very much for your special words at the end of this sad story. So meaningful. 💖 Special regards, Nina in upstate NY
Weatfyh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/21
Being new to speculative fiction, I love the voices and themes that Lavar brings into his show. Stories to love, fear, and always make you wonder.
migman_51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/21
I adore this podcast. I love words and stories, and I found this pod during COVID. Truly I think running and listening saved my mind during the worst of lockdown. His voice is amazing. The stories are amazing. And the recent “You Perfect Broken Thing”- what an epic reading! Well done sir.
BLC31 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/21
I am a disabled person who has been largely locked away from the world for nearly two years. I also just had a major life saving surgery a few months ago and am still recovering. This show has kept me company through the best and worst of times. It also helps my brain focus when all it ever does...Read full review »
MillieGhost via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/21
Words are insufficient to convey how good this show is. I tend to use it for a bedtime story, but when I inevitably fall asleep partway through an episode, I always want to know how it ends when I’m awake the next day. And then I usually listen to as many episodes as I can. Also a ready good...Read full review »
Lentziewentzie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/21
Great show!
kibainz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/21
I love this podcast. Nothing better for the soul than listening to Lavar Burton read. Suggestion for an episode : Finna by Nino Cipri
KtwoTheTee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/21
Levar, you are a blessing. Also, I loved your commercial on The Problem with Jon Stewart. You are the voice of ages, dear friend!
Pregood via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/21
Thank you LeVar Burton for bringing us this beautiful story, sad but touching. Loved it.
Goodkl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/21
I love this podcast! It is one of my favorite weekly indulgences. Levar Burton has impeccable taste in story selection, and gives exquisite readings. He has been reading aloud to me all my life and I hope he never stops!
yousosilly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/21
I have never heard of any of the writers Burton reads, but I have enjoyed every single story. I didn’t know that speculative fiction is a subtlety different genre from science fiction until I found this podcast. I hope Burton keeps reading for a very long time.
JPT iv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/21
I am so very glad I found LeVar Burton Reads. Every morning when I walk my dog I listen to a story and the time passes too quickly. My mind is engaged while my feet keep moving. The stories are amazing! How can so much knowledge, fun, emotion, intelligence and imagination go into short...Read full review »
Eater, eater via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
I started listening to this story in the middle of the night. It is so beautiful I couldn’t stop thinking of the characters as I lay in bed, dreaming awake.
Diane VW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
I love most of Levar’s work. I just simply want to be relaxed and entertained, not force-fed a woke agenda. No politics, please. Unsubscribing.
mmmsophisticatedmama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/21
I just finished listening to the second story and it was so beautiful and heartbreaking! LeVar Burton is a national treasure, hearing his wonderful voice is a weekly present!!!
dandylion29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/21
I grew up with this Man’s voice ever present in my life so this is a comforting slice of brain tickling fiction. Levar’s performance is always enthusiastic and excellently delivered. The diversity of stories he chooses keep it fresh and the sound quality is great. Easily my favorite podcast. And...Read full review »
Nether_wolfe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/21
I grew up with Levar and reading rainbow is one of the reasons I have a great love of reading today. This podcast takes me back, the only thing that’s changed is the stories. Playing one of these will make any hour fly by.
Littlesaintina via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/17/21
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
Yes, this made me cry, and I thank you most sincerely
cloudman1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/21
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
I’m late to the game with this one - I only discovered it a few months ago but it’s one of my favourites. The production is excellent - the stories are great - and it has introduced me to some new authors. Levar Burton is brilliant and always puts on a great performance and I love listening to...Read full review »
laurapakora via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/13/21
Reading Rainbow for big kids. LOVE IT!
WK PocketPrincess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
LeVar is an amazing storyteller and the selection is always good, but I most appreciate the way he uses fiction to discuss the current world. He connects story and reality in a way that validates and even sometimes heals my anxieties about current events. I usually finish an episode feeling...Read full review »
.Mac_ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
Got me again with this one! I found this podcast fell in love with the stories and carefully listened to them ALL! The first time I heard The Paper Menagerie, I balled! And balled again as I recounted it to my husband. I had finished all the episodes and was thinking of this one often but...Read full review »
Ashtamjoh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
Best selection of short stories. Love the narration and length of the podcast.
MR 8898 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/21
I am so deeply grateful for Mr. Burton’s and his staff’s work on this podcast. I have encountered so many new favorite authors. Their diligent efforts pay tremendous dividends, and I hope this thoughtful curation of stories is pushed upward into the publishing industry itself. While not a story...Read full review »
HelenACWrites via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
LeVar Burton has a warm, expressive voice and I love his choice of stories. I listen to them on walks. I’ve only listened to a few of what is available and look forward to many more word adventures!
kntter21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
I watched reading rainbow growing up so finding this and listening to the episodes really hits me right in the feels. Exactly what I need when I need a break from the world these days!
Becksy381 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/21
His voice brings back happy moments when I would sit down as a child and watch reading rainbow. When everything in life was simple. This podcast lets me revisit that feeling. What a brilliant man who taught so much and is continuing to bring happiness to all with this podcast! Thank you sir! 💛📚🌈
Arii p. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
Wow, what a good reader. I watched reading rainbow as a kid, and Lavar is still bringing us the drama! Love the deep breath and unhurried luxury of listening.
Turnip O'Houlihan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
I am a voracious podcast listener but rarely enjoy those that fall into the fictional storytelling category. Levar Burton is so good at what he does (so much more than merely *reading* a story) and the podcast is very well produced- these are an absolute pleasure to listen to. Listen to one and...Read full review »
SordidMortal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
How in the world did I miss this podcast? I am just finding out about it after seeing Mr. Burton in Trevor Noah’s show. No one reads a story like LaVar Burton!! Thank you!!
Yohannan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/21
When I was a kid Mr. Burton entertained, educated and inspired my imagination by giving voice to stories. Now, in my late 30s, he is doing it again. This podcast is a gift. Mr. Burton lends his magical voice and remarkable talent to bring to life stories from many genres and authors, many of whom...Read full review »
JSPotter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
I appreciate the authors and stories chosen. I especially appreciate the explanation of why each story is chosen AND THEN the dissection of the story afterwards! Of course, the voice reading to me is so soothing! The intonations and pauses and breaths and...delicious! I'm so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY...Read full review »
Hulatim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/21
It’s a great way to get back into reading as an internet addicted adult. After finishing an episode, I look forward to reading the entire collection of stories from the author he chooses and have yet to be disappointed. I love it! 😁
SeeSee0425 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/21
Levar has mastered the art of reading stories. I love his voice and character portrayals. I listen at bedtime and often fall asleep during a story. It usually takes many nights to finally get to the end. But I enjoy this, as each time I hear something more and start to grasp the depth of the...Read full review »
Amyejoey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/21
Not sure how I found LeVar Burton Reads, but I am so happy that I did. He chooses stories— really he’s a curator of great short stories and then he reads them with so much love and compassion that you just feel pulled into the story. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a break from the...Read full review »
Garagestudio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
LaVar Burton + his choice of stories + his perfect narration are the best part of my day! LaVar reads me a story each evening as I commute home. It’s the most peaceful part of my day and a necessary part of my self care. Thanks, LaVar! 💗💗💗
333Mira via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
Wow. Levar’s still got it in spades. Super late to the party on this but so glad to know it exists.
JWeber121 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
This podcast is amazing and I truly enjoy listening to these amazing books.
Acruce001 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
I loved loved loved every story in season 9 .. I wish I hadn’t listen yet .. thanks Levar .. I appreciate you 😃🇯🇲
suzette303 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
I really, really love this podcast. I’ve always loved short stories but have gotten away from reading them in recent years. His selections are great and I love the insights he provides at the end. Brilliant performances every time too.
Zibberzu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
I am grateful to Levar Burton for sharing his love of stories in this way. I love the stories he selects, the way he reads them, and his thoughtful comments at the conclusion of the show. This podcast has brought be tremendous comfort throughout the pandemic. Me and my adult son, who introduced...Read full review »
RCB456 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/11/21
I loved reading rainbow growing up and I very much enjoyed this just the same. I seen the newest update on Twitter this morning and decided to give it a try. This podcast is relaxing in the morning, lovely to listen to, and great for hearing different experiences at the end!
Nae1441 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
Thoughtful, beautifully read, well chosen - this is a perfect gem of a podcast.
Gratia Caritas via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/09/21
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