If you want a hard drive player, go with the iaudio X5 model. It goes up to 60GB
If you want a flash player, go with the G3 or U2 or U3. These go up to 2GB for the newest models.
All of them have bookmarking, and they can also be set to automatically resume where you left off when you turn them off and on.
I have the G3 and use it all the time for audiobooks/lectures.
I frequently used the old cassette-player as an electronic book or to listen to radio-plays. Stop and resume was no problem. The MP3 player offers many advantages over the cassatteplayer, but until now I do not know/did not find any models that offer a stop-and resume- ("bookmark"-)function. It's the same with portable video players, as far as I know. My preference goes to a flash- (with extension memory-slot) or HDD-player, if any, with or without video. Can anyone inform me on brands or types of MP3players/MPM's that have this Bookmark-function?
Wladimir Trabsky, Delfgauw, The Netherlands