AudibleManager Limitations

My internet searches came up fuzzy or empty for these two questions, so here they are, answered:

Does the Windows desktop application (AudibleManager) have the same password limitations as the iTunes authorization does, where a password cannot have special symbols in it?
Yes, yes it does. You have to change your Amazon password to be just alphanumeric for the desktop client to activate.
Does AudibleManager have WhisperSync? I don’t want to have to find where I left off in an audiobook.
No, no it does not.

These are true as of version 5.5.0.5.

I certainly find these two things disappointing, along with the fact that the AudibleManager’s UI is a little… outdated. Maybe I’m the only person in the world who wants to listen on their desktop.