In many ways, an Audio Heirloom is more evocative and distinctive than a video presentation of your story.
The experience of being recorded itself is different— a microphone is much less intrusive than a video camera. When asked to talk about a personal matter, you are less self-conscious and more candid when talking to a person instead of a video camera. Your comfort and openness comes through in the audio recording, along with the natural energy of your storytelling.
The experience of listening to the produced piece is different— it releases you from the burden of a fixed visual perspective and allows the listener to enter into the story from their own imagination.