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LeVar Burton Reads

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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 wi...Show More


45:06 | Jul 11th, 2017

A mathematician has discovered a formula that explains the universe and makes it possible to manipulate human bodies and emotions. "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" is the title story of L...Show More
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polkadotkat recommended:

Love the way this made me think.

49:45 | Aug 29th, 2017

An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from...Show More
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amyelle recommended:

This episode is wonderful.

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1:01:03 | Jun 19th, 2018

An interplanetary tale about those who take flight, and those who do not. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. This story appears in Le Guin's collection THE UNREAL AND THE REAL: SELECTED ST...Show More
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adam_p recommended:

Listened with my tween son on a short road trip. Le Guin's creations always get me.

40:07 | Apr 3rd, 2018

A telepath uses her skills to mentor children with psionic ability. "Childfinder" is available in e-book format in the collection UNEXPECTED STORIES, published by Open Road Media. The story is copyrig...Show More

48:58 | Mar 6th, 2018

A visitor's arrival delivers both wonder and heartache to a rural community. This story appears in Ray Bradbury's collection THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Sta...Show More
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