This book goes on sale on Amazon.com on April 1, for $20 (correction, $13.57) and as the author says, this "free" distribution "... will tick off the suits at the big publishing companies." From his website, Scott Sigler writes:
You can also download or capture the podcasts, for free, and listen to the book as an audio book. So if you have a commute and are looking for a horror novel to keep from falling asleep while you drive, this is it!
"En route to a rousing final episode, Ancestor was the #1 literary podcast on iTunes and every other podcast index, including Morpheus, FeedBurner, Podiobooks.com and Podcast Alley. The book's popularity caught the attention of the broadcast world, and was the first audiobook broadcast on Sirius Satellite to the company's 4.3 million subscribers.
On a remote island in Lake Superior, scientists struggle to solve the problem of xenotransplantation -- using animal tissue to replace failing human organs. Funded by the biotech firm Genada, Dr. Claus Rhumkorrf seeks to recreate the ancestor of all mammals.
By getting back to the root of our creation, Rhumkorrf hopes to create an animal with human internal organs. Rhumkorrf discovers the ancestor, but it is not the small, harmless creature he envisions. His genius gives birth to a fast-growing evil that nature eradicated 250 million years ago -- an evil now on the loose, and very, very hungry.
You can do this from the podiobook website via this link.