The Understudy

  • by David Nicholls
  • Narrated by Paul Thornley
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Does your life feel like a dress rehearsal? Do you long to enter the limelight and steal the show? But what do you do when you're playing second fiddle to an arrogant actor who barely knows your name? And, more importantly, what do you do when you find yourself falling in love with his wife?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great funny Story

Would you listen to The Understudy again? Why?

Yes, very interested the whole way through and perfect for a tube book.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the acting culture and books that are based around things and places i know this was funny, witty and a good story to follow.

Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favourite?

Steve, very believable realistic and easy to follow. also i love under dog stories.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

classic under dog story set against the hard life of a west end actor.

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- Rosalind


I became utterly bored with this and couldn't finish it.

It has a very good start - I liked the first person narrative, the initial premise was good and so was the narrator. I happily listened to a number of chapters before it became a hard slog to continue.

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- Drew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks