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Willoughby & Wentworth

Sometimes it's hard for me to get going on a Monday morning. So if you could do with a little kick start to your day as well, click on over here and listen to Greg Wise (a.k.a. Willoughby from Sense & Sensibility) read the pivotal scene from Persuasion, in which Anne Elliot reads Captain Wentworth's letter. I think my favorite part is when he pauses and says in that perfectly modulated voice, "I can listen no longer in silence." Yeah. That should do the trick this Monday morning. Thank goodness for Jane Austen. What would the world be like without her?

Thanks so much to Diana for the link!

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  1. I've had such a crush on Greg Weiss like you wouldn't believe! Hotness.

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  2. Very nice! I love that I just recently read Persuasion and now this!!

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  3. Oh my. You know, I've always thought Emma Thompson to be one of the smartest women alive. Not only is she fantastic in every role she plays and she wrote that fantastic screenplay for Sense & Sensibility (which was just about perfect) but she married Greg Wise and had his child. She is my idol (LOL) I now need to go find my copy of Persuasion :)

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  4. Thanks Angie, I love Jane Austen and I watched Sense & Sensibility something like five times.
    "For you alone I think and Plan"...now this is a declaration of love

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  5. Goodness! I think the only way that could be more swoon-worthy is if it was Richard Armitage reading. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Katie, well, how could you NOT?? I mean, I am in love with Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon, but still. Willoughby...

    Lenore, oh, that's right! What perfect timing. :)

    Jen, I just have to say that I agree with every single word you said. I have long felt that way, in fact.

    Emily, S&S is one of my top 10 movies of all time, no question. I could pretty much always watch it.

    mainhoonemily, you said it! Okay, what kind of strings do we have to pull to get someone to stick RA in an armchair and slap a copy of P&P in his hand??

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  7. Thank you, Angie! That was awesome, and just what I needed.

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  8. Sally, I'm so glad. Sometimes you just need a little loveliness in your life. :)

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  9. There's quite a few that are worth listening too there. I had been meaning to go back and check if they had added any new ones to this site and it looks like they have. Thanks for the reminder about the site!

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