Well the primary reason I bought the FUZE is so I could play audiobooks at a higher speed. This is a Great feature! Now I listen to a lot more books. Here are some problems however:
1. On some books, (poor quality?) they play fine on the FAST setting, until the backlight goes out! Then they get all choppy. This has happened on about 4 books that I have listened to so far. It is actually so choppy, that I have to constantly adjust the volume, so that the light comes back on. I believe this has to be a bug.
2. Sansa products still do not play books in Order which is SUPER ANNOYING. This means that every audio book I want to listen to, I have to convert all the tags on them. I listen to a book about every 2 days! So I have to waste a lot of time fixing all the mp3s. If you rip an audio book, frequently the internet databases just have the first CD information, or they have mixed information, etc. So almost all the audiobooks get screwed up, and the sansa player doesn’t play them correctly. SIMPLE FIX, ADD ONE MORE OPTION TO ALLOW YOU TO PLAY AUDIOBOOKS IN FILENAME ORDER!!! I don’t know why this is so hard!
3. The restart,continue/bookmark or whatever it is for audiobooks is nice, but it is also flawed. If I am listening to an audiobook with 200 files, the bookmark is based on clicking on the file that was playing when you quit. This means if you are listening to an audiobook switch to a music, and then go back to the audiobook, you have to search through 200 mp3s!!! to find the one with the bookmark!! It would be much better if they put a bookmark in the folder, or listed them somewhere else. I just spent 10 minutes going through mp3s just to resume my book. The fact you can’t skip one mp3 forward or reverse, means you have to exit out of the book, scroll through the list and try to locate where you were! This is super frustrating!!
4. Sorry for all the complaints! Other than these gripes, This is the best mp3 player I have ever had!