• Dusty Answer

  • By: Rosamond Lehmann
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-03-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (8 ratings)


This is Judith Earle's story - her solitary childhood spent in the seclusion of her riverside house, her awkward, intense experiences at Cambridge rounded with passion and disillusionment, and her travels abroad with her elegant, socialite mother. Above all, this novel is about Judith's consuming relationship with the Fyfe family, who each fall in love with Judith, transforming her young womanhood.
©1927 Rosamond Lehmann (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £19.69

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Buy Now for £19.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By gunnel on 17-05-15

Best for young people

Any additional comments?

I should have liked this book much better in my teens when I might have had more patience with the main character. She really is quite tiresome (which, of course, she is not meant to be). Everything circles around herself, and only what she can't have seems important to her. She takes no real interest in others - at least not if they are "common" - with the exception of the two people she is obsessed by and perhaps in love with. In a way, you must pity Judith as well. She has been brought up by a mother who seems to be indifferent to her as a person. When Judith is deeply unhappy, all her mother can do for her is to go shopping. New outfits are the best comfort she can think of - and Judith seems to be grateful. No wonder, perhaps, that she is emotionally confused. The novel is beautifully written and Jenny Agutter's performance is excellent. I appreciate that she does not try to act, giving different voices to the characters. Some narrators do - and the result is seldom a success.

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By C. Lockhart on 20-10-17

Youth, not so golden.

I first read this novel when I was fifteen and loved it. It expressed for me so accurately the intensity and self absorption of adolescence, the agony and the ecstasy . Now , in old age , oh dear, there is little to admire in the characters. Entitled , selfish , unhappy and unkind to each other.
I still love Rosamond Lehmann’s description of the garden....

Read more Hide me
See all reviews