Three 5-star reviews for Downshift

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The first of the Sid Rafferty books, by Matt Hughes, Downshift, has three 5-star reviews on Amazon.

5.0 out of 5 stars Downshift is an uplift for thriller fans, May 16, 2013
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This review is from: Downshift: A Sid Rafferty Thriller, Book 1 (Audible Audio Edition)
A really engaging and entertaining story, narrated with sharp wit, attitude, and erudite authority by Robert Gonzalez. Highly recommended for fans of the detective genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what if murder and mayhem entered your life?, November 12, 2013
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Late For Dinner (Texas) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Downshift (Paperback)
this is the first non-archonite novel of Hughes’ I’ve read, and I found it just as enjoyable.

the story apparently pulls lots of details from Hughes’ life as a professional writer and sets a plausible stage for the trouble that follows.

I found the plot twists surprising-yet-believable, the main character likable and the others drawn well-enough. the setting was semi-nostalgic, which I’m not sure a younger author could have pulled off (at least not so another middle aged person would relate).

its not a book I’ll probalynread again, but it is one I’m glad I read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old wine in new bottles, May 28, 2013
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This review is from: Downshift [LegacyTitleID: 20436]
An engaging story, in which Matt Hughes’ ramshackle hero, Sid Rafferty, alternately stumbles and skips through a plot populated by a cast of characters, displaying a variety of aspects of dubiousness. The story moves smartly, and the narration holds the reader’s attention, in spite of a hefty mass of corroborative detail. With plenty of twists and turns, the action is hectic but remains within the bounds of credibility and the ending is satisfactorily neat without being too contrived. Bob Gonzalez’s reading is beautifully paced and accurately observed and his delivery of Hughes’ conversational prose really brings the book to life. Highly recommended! I look forward to the future adventures of Mr Rafferty.
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The sequel, Old Growth, is now available.

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