e200 bookmarking: resumes the last played, and only the last played.
Fuze bookmarking: resumes the last played of each and every podcast and audiobook (as long as they’re stored correctly as podcasts/audiobooks, respectively). I have the e200 and it’s a pain for OverDrive Media audiobooks, not allowing one to browse away from content, return again and resume playing at the last listened-to place. The Fuze also disables skip to next/previous track when you briefly press FF/REW. This is a spoken-word feature (and I think the Clix 2 also allows setting like this), so that you don’t accidentally skip and lose your place completely when fast-forwarding or reversing.
Downsides to Fuze bookmarking:
Not truly bookmarking, in that it doesn’t allow manual setting of bookmarks (e.g., you might want several identifiable bookmarks in one audiobook, like a language learning book). You only get one “bookmark,” a resume point where you left off.
Doesn’t find the part in the audiobook, like if you have a 10-part audiobook and you left off listening at Part 7, you have to remember that file and play that (and it then asks you if you want to resume). Sandisk has stated they will be fixing this in a future firmware update.
I rarely used the e200 for audiobooks, because I wasn’t a serial book listener (I liked to intersperse llistening to other content, like music or podcasts). Now that I’ve converted to Rockbox, I can switch content by listening to one audiobook on the e200’s original firmware (OF), and everything else on Rockbox. When I boot back to the OF, it resumes the audiobook properly.
If you only listen to one audiobook at a time and don’t intersperse listening to other content, and rarely ff or rev such that you accidentally skip to the next or prev track, and don’t care about on-player deletion (which the Fuze has but the e200 doesn’t) then the e200 is fine for you. It has the advantage of a replaceable battery, and it’s very durable and its few pattern failures are fixable. For video, the e200 has a little smaller screen, and the viewing orientation is landscape.
A question: your local library supports both NetLibrary and OverDrive? Is this common? Mine only supports OverDrive.