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Ashton Memorial: Book Two of a Zombie Trilogy (Memorial Trilogy) Paperback – July 16, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Memorial Trilogy
  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145365268X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453652688
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,327,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Robert R Best is the author of All Kinds Of Things Kill, Lakewood Memorial and Ashton Memorial. World Memorial, the third installment of the zombie-themed Memorial Trilogy, will be released in 2011. Robert lives in Missouri with his wife and cats. He dabbles in podcasting, audio production and Chinese cooking. He also plays way too many computer and video games. He likes to sneak up behind people who are reading his bio. Watch out. You can find him on the web at http://robertrbest.com.

More About the Author

Robert R Best is the author of All Kinds Of Things Kill, Lakewood Memorial and Ashton Memorial. World Memorial, the third installment of the zombie-themed Memorial Trilogy, will be released in 2012.

Robert lives in Missouri with his wife and cats. He dabbles in podcasting, audio production and Chinese cooking. He also plays way too many computer and video games. He likes to sneak up behind people who are reading his bio. Watch out.
You can find him on the web at http://robertrbest.com.

Customer Reviews

That said, there is not one thing I could think of that is nice to say about this book.
TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer
Ashton Memorial is very fast paced and action oriented, which, for the most part, worked well for me.
Heather Faville
This book continues as if you are reading from the last page of the first book which I love.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Legend Of Megadon on February 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
The second book in planned trilogy was a tremendous letdown. The characters made way too many Rookie mistakes despite the fact by a certain point they should have known better. The main issue is the subplot with Gary its a little out there. My biggest gripe is Angie and the kids they were very annoying for the first 75% of the book which I felt dragged on a bit too long. In many ways there was too much going on while nothing was actually happening. I know that sounds confusing but a lot was going on plot wise with Gary, Parks Kids, the Keepers, the animals, and the people trapped in the zoo. Yet it seemed the characters spent a good deal of time just hunkering down in misery and nothing of any real substance happened. Overall this book rates 2.5 stars. If you want to read about a woman constantly yelling at her kids, while leading them blindly into danger have at it. This book feels different from its predecessor and not in a good way hopefully the third book will be much better.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I finished Ashton Memorial last week and needed a couple days to organize my thoughts on the book. Lakewood Memorial was very emotional and visceral. Often a sequel doesn't live up to the original. Ashton Memorial managed to top Lakewood Memorial (LM). Where LM left the reader breathless, Ashton Memorial was a slug in the gut after chasing you down the block at top speed. It was a thrill ride from page one through to the ending. The characters a re well developed and feel like old friends ina really tough situation.It picks up at the ending of LM and does for zoos what Jaws did for beaches. Thanks, Robb. Add one more thing to my list of creepy places to be careful when visiting.

Bottom line, get this book. Buy it on Kindle or paperback; just get a copy. You can't have mine, so get your own. If you haven't read Lakewood Memorial, the story will still make sense, but the two really feed nicely into each other.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rogzombie on October 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
Rock n roll, tooth and nail battles from start to finish. A marathon battle between the living and dead.
Maylee and her baseball bat are legendary. Plus the action takes place in a zoo filled with the undead, crazed zoo keepers and or course
animals driven into a frenzy by the presence of the undead. I loved it. Roberts work is Speed on speed. 24 Jack Bauer in 12 hours. No more
vacillating about who gets what, teen angst or middle age depression, its kill or be killed. Seriously the book is high octane zombie killing from beginning to end and finally zombie killing being described in detail and really well. Great series, I can't wait for the last installment.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is the second book in the series and it did not disappoint. The first book takes place in the hospital. This book continues as if you are reading from the last page of the first book which I love. It takes place in a zoo and does not disappoint. I didn't understand why the animals went crazy and tried to kill all living humans but not zombies?? All in all the book kept me wanting to turn the page and hoping one of the main characters would find his daughter's. I don't want to give too much away so I will just say: buy this book if you like zombie horror. I can't wait for the next installment.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By TEOTWAWKI Fan on February 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
The story line is decent, average. The characters are utterly one-dimensional and so clueless. It took all of my will power not to throw my book across the room in disgust. The only reason I didn't was because it's a sony e-reader.

The single mom spends a night getting attacked in the hospital and when she finally escapes with her kid she heads back home--even though kids tell her it's infested. The kids (12 and 14) don't listen to their mom. I wanted to throttle them. There is so much single word dialogue between the family members. "Mom!" "Maylee!" "Dalton!" Ad nauseum.

If you can get past the cardboard cutout characters and their stupidity, the plot is decent enough and the editing is fine.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on January 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have to start by saying I don't take pleasure in writing a bad review. Just because my site is called Brutally Honest Reviews, that does not mean I sit in a room with a hatchet, waiting to pounce on some poor, unsuspecting writer. That said, there is not one thing I could think of that is nice to say about this book.

To begin with, it barely qualifies as novel-length. I don't know the exact word count, but this is a one day read for a fairly slow reader. However, that is quibbling...the ebook is cheaper. But I can not recommend this title even at the cheaper ebook price.

The dialog is tedious and almost painful to read. An editor would have helped clean up the mechanics, but it wouldn't have helped the words. To use the F-bomb in various incarnations over 260 times...for example, "**** you, you ****ing **** ****er!" said Park, kneeling. "Making me get down on my bad ****ing knee. ****!" He grabbed Chuck's hand and pried the fingers away from Angie's leg. ReallY? Is this necessary? I realize zombie fiction will never be confused with Twain, Hemmingway, or Shakespeare, but there comes a point.

The violence seems repetitious and after a while becomes as mundane as the dialog. Having read the first book in this series (it announces itself as a trilogy) I hoped that the writer might mature. If anything, I believe it got worse.

To say much more would just be adding insult to injury. I can't recommend this book in any way.
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