The Becoming

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 742 ratings

Origins Publisher's Summary

In January 2009, the Michaluk Virus escaped from the Centers for Disease Control and decimated the major city centers of the Southeast. These are the stories of how it all began.

The Becoming: Origins

Brandt Evans's life is spiraling out of control. Depressed at the way his life is heading and desperate to help his sister pay for school, he accepts an offer from Dr. Derek Rivers that might result in either a large payday - or his death. Instead, it is the beginning of the end of the world.

The Becoming: Brothers in Arms

Theo and Gray Carter find themselves surrounded by chaos, death and misery on all sides. As their worlds collapse around them, both are forced to do the unimaginable - both to ensure their survival and protect each other from the cannibalistic infected. Weaponless and alone, the two brothers quickly learn that the only thing they can count on is each other.

The Becoming: Deliverance

Remy Angellette is running with the wrong crowd and her life is spiraling out of control. After getting arrested for shoplifting, she finds herself stuck in a holding cell at the New Orleans Police Department when the first waves of mayhem begin to wash over the city. Now, she must rely on NOPD patrolman Marc DuBois to get her out of the city and reunite her with her family - before the infected get to them first.

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  • Book 0

    • Origins

    • The Becoming Prequel
    • By: Jessica Meigs
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In January 2009, the Michaluk Virus escaped from the Centers for Disease Control and decimated the major city centers of the Southeast. These are the stories of how it all began.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3-in-1 prequel.

    • By RJ on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1

    • The Becoming

    • By: Jessica Meigs
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 306

    In the heart of Atlanta, the Michaluk virus has escaped the CDC, and its effects are widespread and devastating. The virus infects nearly everyone in its path, turning much of the population of the southeastern United States into homicidal cannibals. As society rapidly crumbles under the hordes of infected, three people – Ethan Bennett, a Memphis police officer; Cade Alton, his best friend and former IDF sharpshooter; and Brandt Evans, a lieutenant in the US Marines – band together against the oncoming crush of death and terror sweeping across the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • some annoyances but i enjoyed it

    • By Mike Naka on 05-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Ground Zero

    • The Becoming, Book 2
    • By: Jessica Meigs
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    One year after the Michaluk Virus decimated the southeast, Ethan Bennett and his six companions have become as close as family while facing the trials of living in a drastically changed world. Then a mysterious woman arrives at their safe house in Alabama, pleading for assistance in getting into Atlanta. Despite their suspicions that the woman is hiding important information, Ethan and his friends agree to help. But when they’re suddenly forced to flee from the infected, the cohesion the group cultivated is shattered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • the ending made up for the rest of the story

    • By Mike Naka on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Revelations

    • The Becoming, Book 3
    • By: Jessica Meigs
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Brandt Evans is floundering. Leadership of their dysfunctional group wasn’t something he asked for or wanted. Their problems are numerous: Remy Angellette is grief-stricken and suicidal, Gray Carter is distant and reclusive, and Cade Alton is near death. And things only get worse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • after 2 so so books, a satisfying conclusion

    • By Mike Naka on 06-02-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Under Siege

    • The Becoming, Book 4
    • By: Jessica Meigs
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    It has been almost two years since the Michaluk Virus outbreak began, and Remy Angellette has helped her friends establish Woodside, a walled-in community of survivors in South Carolina. But underneath the veneer of simplicity of their day-to-day lives, not all is as it seems. Dr. Derek Rivers, a former CDC scientist who was involved in the virus's testing, has come close to a cure for the virus, and he's used it to cure Ethan Bennett - who promptly begins to show strange side-effects from the cure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • slow burn

    • By shawn gallup on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Redemption

    • The Becoming, Book 5
    • By: Jessica Meigs
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    When Woodside fell, Remy and her companions barely escaped. Now they're scrambling to recover their shattered lives and find a new place to call home. But their friend Brandt Evans is still missing. Desperate to recover Brandt from the military's grasp, Remy and her friends set out on a mission to find him - or die trying. Their search takes them back into the heart of Atlanta. What they find there are the seeds of a betrayal they didn't expect and a world wholly different than what it had been when the Michaluk Virus struck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great conclusion to a fine series.

    • By RJ on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95