First, I desire to use the Express for listening to audio books from audible (their format) and Net Library (wma format).
I loaded the 01.01.05a firmware, no problem. Comments follow:
1 – Search (FFwd) function is very slow compared to the Sansa Clip which is terrific should you lose your place in a long book.
2 – Express counter display does not display hours only minutes and seconds. Hours needed for audio book users.
3 – For wma books you must power the Express down in the play mode to be able to resume at the same point in the book. The Clip firmware allows you to pause then power down without losing a resume point.
BTW – Decided to use the Clip for books and the Express for music and short files only until a firmware release brings it to at least the Clip level of ‘book friendly’ use.