Ultima Thule

Read by Karen Savage

(4.5 stars; 287 reviews)

Ronny Bronston has dreamed all his life of getting a United Planets job that would take him off-world. He finally gets the opportunity when he is given a provisional assignment with Bureau of Investigation, Section G. But will he be able to complete his assignment and find the elusive Tommy Paine? (2 hr 28 min)


Chapter 01 9:20 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 02 11:13 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 03 11:05 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 04 9:04 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 05 8:18 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 06 9:25 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 07 9:44 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 08 13:00 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 09 16:45 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 10 13:13 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 11 10:48 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12 11:37 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 13 15:27 Read by Karen Savage


Pleasant surprise

(4 stars)

I must admit that I didn't really see this end coming. Some reviewers take issue with the political slants In this story but the views expressed I really the story itself. One thing I liked about this story is they did not spend very much time trying to expand on scientific advances , It was much more an exploration on ideas and government and human social evolution.

well read. well written.

(5 stars)

Karen savage is one of the best readers. this short sci-fi was thought provoking and entertaining.

(4.5 stars)

As always, Karen Savage reads perfectly . The book itself is unexpectedly insightful and enjoyable.

(4 stars)

A bite size intro into socioeconomic and sociopolitical theory and history of human government inside a brisk, interplanetary caper, competently read by one of the best on Librivox. A little dated in its subversion of sexual politics of its day, but just as relevant in its broader social thoery as when it was written.

Good story, Nice reader

(4 stars)

The story, itself, is a nice easy listen. The reader was very good as well, although a bit louder with certain characters (which made listening while going to sleep slightly harder) but overall I'd recommend this one if you like science fiction.

Pulpy Fun

(4.5 stars)

Obvious a bit dated, this pulpy fun sci-fi is a short and surprisingly engaging read. A bit didactic, but overall good fast-paced plot that makes you think. The narrator did a wonderful job as well with voices and accents for most characters.

Bravo from Borneo

(5 stars)

What a great novella. Really appreciated the premise of the story and how it played out. Chapeau to Karen Savage, who as usual, brought the characters to life with her sublime narration.


(5 stars)

What a delight! I took me three listens butt I get it now. This is classic science fiction. The author really held my interest. Karen Savage is excellent. Thank you.