That's correct, Shoe. Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart are good friends and they have been colluding over this story for quite awhile now. Neil will be doing the audio book, which is very cool. He's got a great reading voice.
Just read today that they are bringing a small string section (8-10 musicians) on the CA tour. Not only does that make the prospect of songs from this album exciting, they have also mentioned doing some songs that have either never been played live ("Losing It" anyone?) or haven't been played in a long time. This is going to be an amazing show!