• A Million Years in a Day

  • A Curious History of Everyday Life
  • By: Greg Jenner
  • Narrated by: Greg Jenner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-14-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
  • 4.6 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

'A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner as is witty as he is knowledgeable.' (Tom Holland)
'Delightful, surprising and hilarious, this is a fascinating history of the everyday objects and inventions we take for granted.' (Lauren Laverne)
Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the hidden stories behind these daily routines.
This is not a story of politics, wars or great events, instead Greg Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising and sometimes downright silly nuggets from our past.
Written and narrated in a chatty style by Greg Jenner, Historical Consultant to CBBC's multi-award-winning Horrible Histories, it is an entertaining history of all those things you always wondered - and many you have never considered. It is the story of our lives, one million years in the making.
©2015 Greg Jenner (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group
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By Mrs Sarah Morley on 12-02-15

So many fascinating facts!

If you could sum up A Million Years in a Day in three words, what would they be?

Lively, engaging and informative

What did you like best about this story?

All of it! I thought the format of using a modern day as a way of looking at the history of everyday things & routines was great

Have you listened to any of Greg Jenner’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard any other performances by Greg Jenner but I really enjoyed this one. Author's reading their own books can be hit or miss, but I thought this was great and Greg's chatty style worked really well with the contents of the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Well as a non-fiction book I wasn't waiting to hear what happened in the way that you might with a novel but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it definitely helped pass the time ion a long drive

Any additional comments?

Anyone who like popular science & history would enjoy this book

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful


By Music lover on 11-05-15

The most enjoyable history lesson you've ever had

Really enjoyed this book - entertaining, fascinating and often surprising. Made all the better for being read by the author. :)

Highly recommended!

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14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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