The Whispering Road by author Livi Michael will, with no doubt, open up a whole new world for the reader. The two main characters, Joe and his sister Annie, are orphaned children who have escaped an intolerable living situation; a place where they were underfed and overworked. Once they are free, Joe decides the best place for them to hide is in the big city of Manchester. Annie’s hope is to find their mother there, but Joe is doubtful and just wants to escape the brutal existence of the orphanage life. Ultimately their journey to the big city is full of adventure as they meet some interesting characters along the way.