Fly Witness is the delightfully zany tale of a boy swept away to a world populated by some very peculiar, teeny, tiny creatures.
"Come to the kitchen! Quick! Quick! Quick! It's a fly. It keeps buzzing, and it's making me sick!"
Beckoned by his new bride, our hero is called upon to kill a meddlesome fly. But he cannot do it! And he has no idea why. The world renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Shrinknoggin, steps in to help. With her skillful guidance, he revisits his childhood where he recalls being whisked away in the night by some ill-tempered (and astonishingly small) creatures.
Surrounded by the inhabitants of a new, fantastic world, our hero is told why he has been abducted: He's to be put on trial for murder! This is pretty shocking news when you are only six years old. Facing his doom, his hopes gone bone dry, he soon sees why he cannot kill a fly. And who would have thought it; ever thought it at all? Something so simple. Something so small.
Whether you are six or 106 you are sure to find this whimsical story something to cheer about, and you will want to come back and visit again and again.
What made the experience of listening to Fly Witness the most enjoyable?
It is a children's story that adults will enjoy just as much as kids. It has multiple levels of maturity, and a real message that reminded me of well written stories and books from my childhood.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Fly Witness?
I loved the time travel element to the story.
Which character – as performed by Dan Jones – was your favorite?
Dan Jones gave each character a unique voice, but Dr. Shrinknoggin stands out among them all for me. Loved her.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I listened to it all in one sitting.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed this unique kid's story a lot and will be sharing it with many of my family and friends.