Wasn't sure what forum to throw this in, so Community it is. Mods, feel free to move as needed. My mom listens to audiobooks on CD because her eyesight is getting really bad (she's 85), too bad even to navigate an iPod menu. She will pause her CD player to get a coffee, hit the bathroom, or answer the phone, and sometimes forgets she has the disk paused. I got her a new CD player that can be stopped and resumes right where it left off, but she persists in pausing so she doesn't lose her place in the books. Old habits and a distrust of new technology and all that, y'know? So, how long is it safe to keep a disk paused? I couldn't find anything on line (easily), so I am turning to my fellow MR members for the definitive answer (and a bunch of guesses and sarcasm, too).