56 episodes

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...


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LeVar Burton Reads Stitcher

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 7.4K Ratings

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 stitcherpremium.com/levar and use promo code 'LEVAR'.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7.4K Ratings
7.4K Ratings
lizdyoung ,

Thank you

I love Octavia Butler and you managed to read the one story by her that I had not read ❤️. Of course, I would love to hear others. I would also love for you to do another story from Ghost Summer, by Tananarive Due.

nicknamestaken30 ,

I need more

Me. Burton is a great narrator, he brings the words out to life. Great to listen to while driving it’s like listening to short story movies.

Doug_Baker_ ,

A Joy

LeVar Burton Reads is a joy to listen to. From the deep breath and exhalation at the beginning of each story to its final words, LeVar brings humanity, grace, and love to the words he reads, and honor to the authors of those words.

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