I recently chose two audiobooks from one of my local public libraries and they just happen to both be about Google. Kinda. They are Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan and The Circle by Dave Eggers.
It was a coincidence that they turned out to hinge on common themes and elements, but it was a very interesting contrast in perspective. Mr. Penumbra’s takes a rather positive view of technology and data and how it can help us solve mysteries and enjoy life more deeply. The Circle, however, takes a far warier view of our connected, internet society and the threat it poses to individual freedom and liberty.
I would recommend them both for different reasons. The first book is a fun, light-hearted mystery/adventure with lots of literary color. The second book is basically a horror story in the tradition of 1984 and A Brave New World.