Using FileSystem readasStringAsync to read local .txt file

I am trying to use expo’s FileSystem readasStringAsync function to read a local .txt file and am running into the following error,
Location ‘file:///C:/Users/User/Documents/folder/Untitled.txt’ isn’t readable.

That being said when I control click on the uri it opens the .txt file.
Here is the code I am using,
import * as FileSystem from ‘expo-file-system’;
(async () =>{
const response = await FileSystem.readAsStringAsync( ‘file:///C:/Users/User/Documents/folder/Untitled.txt’ ).catch(error =>{console.error(error)})
const quotes = response.json()
console.log(quotes)
})()

I was wondering if anyone could help me solve this issue or could suggest a better way to convert a local .txt file to string.
Thank you