Ancestor: A Novel

Written by:
Scott Sigler
Narrated by:
Scott Sigler

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2010
15 hours 21 minutes
“The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me.”

From acclaimed author Scott Sigler—New York Times bestselling creator of Infected and Contagious—comes a tale of genetic experimentation’s worst nightmare come true.
Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney.  Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology.
On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind’s common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection.
There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil.
With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda.  
As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride—and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.
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The story was excellent. The author read the book. I think he does a great job with character voices, but the "in between" narration needs work. Still going to listen to it again, though. I liked the story that much.

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Linda R.

This is the third book of Scott Sigler I have listened to. Infected and Contagious were very good . But I think I liked this book the best. He sure has an awesome imagination and the way he describes the surrounding make you feel like you are right there. His reading his own book is a plus for me because he reads it as he wrote it not like another person would read his book. Keep up the good work Mr. Sigler !! And thank you for your great books.

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