Torrent sites that track audio books are not new to this blog – we’ve already covered some leading names in this niche such as My Anonamouse, Bibliotik and CatTorrent. Anyways here’s a promising new specialized private tracker that caters for audiobooks and audiobooks only; ABTorrents. ABTorrents tracks a wide range of content including fiction, children’s books, adult novels, science fiction and books relating to many other topics - mostly non educational content. After entering the BitTorrent arena several months ago back in 2009, ABTorrents has recorded some impressive growth. The site has built both a strong enough community and a rich torrent index and shows signs of becoming another BitTorrent success story. Signups are currently open and if you are a fan of audio books, you might want to check this tracker out.
As of 3/5/2010, ABTorrents currently tracks 1200+ torrents and 4400+ active members. You can’t yet compare these stats with long standing trackers such as My Anonamouse but ABTorrent’s growth in the past couple of weeks has been quite impressive. Not only has the site been adding a lot of new members but it has managed to quickly push the total torrent count past 1000 as well (and this is no easy task either, especially when it comes to a niche tracker).
Speaking of the content found on ABTorrents, there is no need to retell the fact that it’s full of audio books. The most important fact is that while most trackers tend to focus on educational content, ABTorrents has some widely sought after titles in fiction, literature, fantasy, science fiction, horror, comedy and other (non E-Learning) related categories. To get a better idea on what sort of content you can find on this tracker, have a look at the screenshot below:
As you can see above, most indexed audiobooks are encoded in MP3 format (at various bitrates). There are no specific rules governing the audio quality of an upload and even ACC, OGG, FLAC, M4A, etc files are also allowed.
Right now signups for ABTorrents are open. Currently, the site does not appear to have a maximum user limit set so it can be assumed that registrations will remain open for some time. If you are a fan of audiobooks and want to be a part of a growing tracker, don’t forget to check this site out.
Site Name: Audio Book Torrents (http://www.abtorrents.com)
Signup URL: http://www.abtorrents.com/signup.php
Other similar trackers you might be interested in:
- MyAnonamouse Invites On IRC – Excellent E-Book & AudioBook Torrent Tracker
- Bibliotik – BitTorrent tracker for magazines, ebooks, novels, audiobooks & more
- CatTorrent Down No More – Audiobook Tracker
Special thanks to ABTorrents admin for letting us know about this site.