If you’re a book lover with a USENET account, you may want to go take a look at ABook.ws. The site is a forum that provides links to audio book son USENET, allowing members to share their own finds whenever they have the urge. The site takes registrations at present. If you want to help keep them going, you can give them a donation via Bitcoin or Litecoin, both of which are accepted right on the site.
About ABook.ws as of September 1,2014
- Registrations are currently INVITE ONLY
- ABook.ws is a Usenet forum that focuses on audiobooks.
- Accepts donation using BITCOIN
ABook.ws is closed at the moment until further notice. Signup to our mailing list to be notified if they are open for registration— you will be also notified if there’s a new NZB site opened and available.
What the Site Offers
There is a forum on the site where users share new audio books that they’ve found on USENET. You cannot download the audiobooks right from the site, of course. You’ll need a USENET connection for that.
There’s also a chat room on the site where members can meet with one another and exchange information about their finds or just socialize.
Anyone can browse through the forums without registering, but getting the information that will help you find the files on USENET requires that you register. The registration is easy enough; you just sign up at the site as you would any other. Currently, the site shows that it has 2,700 members, giving it a good membership base, by any measure.
This forum used to be a blog. If you happened to have been a member of that blog, you’ll still be able to access the archived content from the blog on the new forum site. If not, you’ll have to register to access anything at all.
The chat room serves as a place where you can get tech support if you have any issues using the site. The site also has some handy guides that can help new users find their way around. There’s even a guide for using Bitcoin, which shouldn’t hurt with the donations.
If you’re interested in audiobooks, this very well may be a site that you want to check out. It’s simple, really only consisting of the forums, but that does give it a certain appeal in that it’s laid back and, appropriately enough, it has a more reserved feel to it, not unlike a bookstore. The site doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that some other USENET sites might have but, if you’re really just interested in finding something to listen to and want to see what’s available on the USENET system, this site may provide you with exactly what you’ve been looking for.