That's interesting too, I agree, especially if you have a good reader. Unfortunately most people are not; even many authors aren't. They read in a monotonous voice, often with the obnoxious habit of dropping the voice at the end of each sentence (not in volume, but in tune).
When Jean and I joined a local literature club (which interestingly consisted mostly of women; there was only one man in it), in which the members read passages from books they liked to each other, none of the other members knew how to read; they all read in the way I described. Then Jean and I started to read (Jean had chosen a passage from "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Alfred Döblin, I had picked "Der Sandmann" by E.T.A. Hoffmann). Our way of reading seemed to have made a lasting impression on the other members, because the next time the club met everybody started to imitate us.
In case someone is not familiar with what we read to the club, here links to wikipedia entries about these literary works:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Alexanderplatzhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandma ... t_story%29