One comment from a beta listener was my reading lacked a bit of pace.
You know what? They are right. However, my only defence is never having read any story into a microphone.
Now, I gotta tell you, folks, it is harder than I imagined. Acting on stage with the odd accent is by far an easier thing. Sounds dumb right. Yet reading into a mic and narrating a story while slipping in different voice and tone variations challenges my self-conscious psyche on multiple levels. So, yes audio narration is a challenge, but I will keep practising.