Reviews
I don’t really write reviews but I felt compelled to just say how great it is to listen to your podcast. Listening to “D.P.” and “The Destination Star” really struck me & sat with me in a powerful way. Keep making Glen Elder proud.
JHicks31 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/23
Ahhhh. Just, breathing. Thank You All so much for this. Stories, to feed my soul and imaginations, for bedtime and roadtrips and downtime and cleaning time, storytime. Love your intros to all the authors, and commentaries at the end. Sound effects are the best. This helps me create this little...Read full review »
tange621 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/23
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 · 03/22/23
Levar:can we get more Kurt Vonnegut? I love his stories☺️.
suzette303 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/23
It doesn’t seem right to break up the show with advertising. It ruins the flow. Can’t you stick them back at the top like you used to? Please I beg of you make it stop.
PureSaraSue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/23
Levar Burton has renewed my love of the short story. Thank you Levar.
ppppp13579 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/11/23
I love this podcast so much. Not only the reading of the stories, but the choice and the way you are asked to think about what you have heard. Worth listening. It feels enormously generous. THANK YOU L.B. wonderful. X
I have none. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/23
Cried real tears listening to the D.P. Thank you Levar for bringing amazing stories like this to me! Listening to you really feels surreal it’s so amazing and enlightening. I especially love how you interpret each story and how you relate it to our lives, your life. What you do matters❤️
Justjovan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/23
Excellent readings from a talented actor. I’m really glad I found this podcast. It’s perfect for relaxing and for jogging at night.
WoBuShiNiDeGo via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 03/06/23
I’ve been taken on the best journeys and have learned so much. Way better than audio books. I love the sound effects. I now have my 11 year old requesting we listen to it! She said she’s now a fan!! Thank you for sharing your gift and giving us a cherished connection.
Steftwill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/23
I love LeVar Burton, and I love the wonderful authors and stories he reads. I listen to the stories multiple times and catch new details with each listening. It’s the only podcast I have set to download and never delete. And I’ve gone on to read many of the books written by authors he’s read. ...Read full review »
Merwyn P. Parperbarr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/23
Not only a blast from the past, it’s a smorgasbord of authors and short stories. Always a great listen. Thank you LeVar Burton.
FunGameDudeNES via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/23
Instantly, I am 10 years old again listening to his voice. I listened to one story and felt so much joy and calmness. I am SO happy to have found this- brb- going to go share this podcast with everyone I know! Thank you for this.
nikkinickky via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/23
You pick great stories and are so talented in telling them!
grownclone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/23
Levar reads beautifully. I wouldn’t mind listening to him reading instructions for filling out tax forms (it’s that time of year), but that’s unnecessary. The story selection in this podcast is so interesting and so varied. I enjoy speculative fiction, and this is my favorite place to listen to it.
athirkell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/23
I’m so lucky this exists! LeVar’s story telling abilities are elite. I love it.
FallonM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/23
The absolute best reader ever! I mostly enjoy the stories but even when i find a story kind of annoying i am never sorry I listened to this talented actor read and talk about stories. If you like short stories you will love this podcast
msmuffintop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/23
I love this podcast, I’m a huge fan of Mr Burton and I listen to every episode!!!
LaForges Protege via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/23
Th these stories are super good and at first I didn’t really wanna listen to this podcast but then I heard a story and I got hooked and I love the stories they are so good and I think you’ll love them to. if you don’t listen your truly missing out on something.
JustRihanna via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/23
Love this podcast - one of the best. I enjoy the stories, the commentary (makes me really think about what I read now with more intention) and most of all I just love LeVar!
KimWinship via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/23
...it's that Julia Smith is the best in the business.Read full review »
johnthebassist1807 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/23
Truly my favorite podcast, the selection of stories is brilliant, the telling is riveting and the sound quality is excellent. I would love to hear Little Bottles by Abigail Weaver read someday. I think its supernatural/cultural/emotional themes would fit well with the other stories collected here.
Kiya127 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/23
I love this podcast, I use this when I go to sleep and the reading just makes me feel good. Keep up the good work LeVar 👍🏻.
LazyKingplayz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/23
There’s nothing better than listening to a fantastic story no matter how old you are. I’ve been recommending this podcast to friends because there has to be something for everyone. Thanks to the production team, editors, and Lavar making story time full of wonder one podcast at a time.
Mel Mwai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/23
When I discovered this podcast, I felt like I had found gold. Of course I would listen to Levar Burton read the phone book, but I adore the stories that he chooses to read. The diversity of authors is amazing & I’ve ever been able to share some of the stories with my son.
Accesette via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/23
…by new, pumped up production so not needed. Your satin voice alone carries any story. I loved earlier podcasts before the pump. Keep it *real like you did before
Holodeck 3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/23
I have such fond memories of LeVar and Reading Rainbow. So happy I get to listen to him again as an adult! He has excellent taste in stories and his voice is so calming—he can almost instantly transport you into the world of the story. What a treat for us elder millennial nerds (and anyone else...Read full review »
lostalistener via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/23
I adore LeVar and I’ve had this podcast on my list for ages, but it unfortunately got lost in the dozens of others I subscribe to. A friend recently reminded me of it, so I dove in and I’m *so* glad I did. Not only is LeVar a stellar storyteller (of course!), the production is beautiful. I wasn’t...Read full review »
RowanCastle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/23
Thanks for all the stories you have read they make me think they make me laugh and they make me cry. Can’t wait for the next story.
jaunna25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/23
Great collection of stories produced wonderfully, and of course a voice that just smooth as leather. Would love to hear “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz” Novella by F. Scott Fitzgerald. If not done already. I have a lot to go through
HitcherJason via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/23
Mr. Burton demonstrates an old-fashioned generosity of the spoken word when he shares his selections of short stories with us on his podcast , LeVar Burton Reads. His multi-layered gifts that he bestows upon his fans happen to be especially fortuitous during these challenging and sad days of...Read full review »
IsaNYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/23
A rare bright spot in this dystopian timeline. I’d so love to hear Stephen King’s “One for the Road”, please!
zippy4tw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/23
I have followed Lavar Burton since the Reading Rainbow days and the readings for me are comfort and enhance my love of books. I cannot tell you a favorite since I really enjoy them all. Thank you so much for your time , effort and selections.
Rainbow ldybug via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/23
This was a beautiful story, as always. I just want to say for anyone who loves it, if you want a similar story, look up the song Standard Deviation by Danny Schmidt. Thank you LeVar Burton for branching out and telling so many wonderful stories throughout my life!
Tkoftw03 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/23
I’ve been listening to the podcast for about a year and have so many fond memories from the stories. Levar’s enthusiasm brings the stories to life, his somber tones make the sadder moments resonate even more. I love being introduced to so many wonderful and evocative stories by the talented...Read full review »
Almond1997 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/23
I started with this because I wanted some nice bedtime stories. Little did I know that I would get so hooked on the stories chosen that I had to stay awake to hear the ending! They are all such lovely stories and the way they are told is absolutely amazing! Can’t even begin to say enough...Read full review »
bumqyb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/23
Levar and his team do such beautiful work. They not only find authors whose voices we all need to listen to, they produce the stories with absolute care and respect. The stories on this show tells us humans who we are, who we could be and who we have been. I love the centering of authors of color...Read full review »
Esme Katzen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/22
As part of the generation who grew up with both Star Trek and Reading Rainbow, I love that LeVar Burton is still reading to us. I love that he wants to. Mr. Burton chooses great stories, from a diverse range of gifted writers. His commentary is thoughtful, and his narration is always excellent....Read full review »
loverlywench via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/22
Levar, ‘The Usual Santas’ story was wonderful, as was your reading of it, and all your good wishes at the end. I wish you & yours a very Merry Xmas, and all the best in the New Year. Lots of love, xox Suzy {Vancouver, Canada} ps. “Live long and prosper.” Ho Ho Ho!
Da Suze via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/23/22
My favorite podcast. I do breathing exercises on my on, but when LeVar has us breath before taking us on an adventure, it’s a a whole new experience.
Corrinev via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/22
First, the review. Great podcast!!! 1) LeVar Burton’s has an incredible voice. He could read a phone book and I’d listen intently. 2) The selection of stories is excellent. A great variety of authors and stories. Now comes the warnings. 1) Be prepared to get so drawn in that you may lose focus...Read full review »
bombardier15 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/22
I just love putting head set in and zoning out to the great stories LeVar reads to us!!! Thank you
Pen 69 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/14/22
I would be lost without this podcast. Listening to it at bedtime helps me wind down. The stories are almost always great. The discussion afterwards adds depth to the stories, including the philosophical ideas I pick up from these discussions. Icing on the cake is Mr. Burton’s warm, soothing voice.
Dooskie-66 year old female via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/22
Levar’s voice and way of speaking is meditative
purpleduckswim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/22
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O Keeys via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/22
Please read ‘Horse’ by Sally Cranswick (Modjaji Books, 2021, South Africa)
Rayne Webb via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 12/03/22
Deep gratitude to Levar Burton, all the featured authors, and everyone connected with this show. What a gift it is to hear both the stories and Levar’s thoughtful reflections on why he chose them. I am beyond grateful to have found this show - it will be a joy to listen to all winter long. What...Read full review »
rgs4589 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/22
Just hearing LeVar’s voice brings me back to much simpler, innocent and happier times. Reading Rainbow and Star Trek were two of my favorite shows as a kid. This podcast is a must-listen on nights following a hard day. LeVar has had such a positive impact on our youth spanning generations.
KarlisaJade via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/22
I almost solely listen to podcasts when I can no longer read yet cannot fall asleep, and this is absolutely perfect for that situation. Bedtime stories from Levar Burton! From reading rainbow in my earliest years to getting lulled to sleep in my 40s, I cannot than you enough. Impeccable...Read full review »
YNV/SCC via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/01/22
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