If you use your iDevice to listen mainly to audiobooks rather than music, you might want to hold off on that update to iOS5. Why? With iOS 5, the iPad’s Music app has been completely overhauled no longer “iPod” it is now “Music”. The whole handling of audiobooks has been damaged; to the point where a track will sit and repeat rather than moving to the next track – and last position sync is gone entirely. In short:the iOS5 Music app is utter rubbish for playing audiobooks. What massive step backwards!
Many of these problems are solved by migrating to the Audible for iPhone & iPod Touch App. For non-audible audiobooks – Select ‘My Library’, and then choose the ‘iPod Library’ category.
You can download the Audible app from the App Store.