If Lisa Scottoline, Philip Roth, Ben Coes, Tui T. Sutherland, Ron McLarty, Maggie Stiefvater, T.C. Boyle, J.M. Coetzee, Franz Kafka, Jhumpa Lahiri, Neil Gaiman and Henry James (or any author from any century, regardless of merit or popularity) were seated around a table and were permitted the opportunity to speak with the narrator who'd been hired to record their book, but limited to only one sentence - so they'd better make it count - what might they say?
I'm certain they'd plea in unison: "Recognize the stakes and keep them upped, organically."
Consider that as a storyteller, your job as narrator is to fulfill the narrative's performance demands that are located in the subtext.