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The Understudy - David Nicholls Early drivel from the man who will evntually pen the excellent One DayThe Understudy by David Nicholls Read By Tristan LaytonSource CDDuration 9 Hours 30 Minutesblurberoonies - Steve C. McQueen’s only screen credits are playing dead bodies on cop and doctor shows, and now he's paying the rent by understudying movie sex symbol Josh Harper, who’s trying to gain dramatic credibility in a West End play. If only Josh would miss a performance, Stephen could get his big break, prove his talent, and redeem himself in the eyes of his disapproving ex-wife and their precocious seven-year-old daughter. Stephen gets his chance when he stumbles on a secret that puts Josh in his debt. It's an extremely sticky situation, made all the stickier by Stephen’s growing relationship with Josh’s wife. Stephen is about to discover how good an actor he really is.The authorDavid Nicholls's TV credits include the third series of Cold Feet, Rescue Me, and I Saw You. He was co-writer for the film adaptation of Simpatico, which starred Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Sharon Stone. STARTER FOR TEN was a Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller in 2004, and David has written the screenplays for forthcoming film versions of both STARTER FOR TEN and THE UNDERSTUDY. Most recently, David wrote a modern version of Much Ado About Nothing for BBC TV, as part of a Shakespeare season which screened in 2005.The NarratorTRISTAN LAYTON has performed in plays in London and New York and served as a television host. He's done voice work for documentaries as well as for television and radio commercials. Tristan's audiobook credits include reading Ross King’s The Judgment of Paris, Sebastian Faulks's Devil May Care, and David Nicholls's The Understudy. Known as “The Master of Accents,” Tristan currently lives in New York.