I’m listening to the Ender’s Game audiobooks over the holidays. What I found really helpful with that is the foobar bookmarks plugin. When I turn of the computer, listen to some other song, or for some other reason stop listening to the audiobook, it bookmarks the last position.
This makes listening to them on the netbook a superior experience even to listening to them on the phone or on an mp3 player – in a twelve hour mp3 file finding the position you were at the last time by slowly fast-forwarding through it, is completely impossible to do more than once and stay sane.
About those audiobooks: They are brilliant. Unabridged and wonderfully read. Thank you, Morten, for pointing them out to me.